Fritz Groszkruger

06/28/2016 - 3:09pm
Beware of opportunistic meddlers     The mass shooting in Orlando is tragic in ways beyond the immediate loss of loved ones and the terror experienced in the event.     Well-intentioned advocates, pundits, and politicians jumped on the news as a way to further their own agendas. They all approached it from the aspect of top-down management of our world, as if they...
02/23/2016 - 5:18pm
Cuba      Barack Obama plans a trip to Cuba March 21-22. Being in conservative circles more than liberal ones, I’m constantly bombarded with anti-Obama messages, as if there is some sort of sudden shift brought about by his presidency. I’m heartened by the outrage at his socialistic policies and rhetoric, but...
02/09/2016 - 6:37pm
Our youngsters deserve better      It’s birthday time around here. Thirty-five years ago on Feb. 6, my Dawnie had this giant baby pop out and run around the hospital like the gingerbread boy. Well not quite, but almost.      I remember telling my grandpa, “Dawn had a boy and his name is Hans....
01/26/2016 - 1:27pm
First in the nation: Whoopee!      Caucus season is upon us and the second most frequent comment I hear is, “I can’t wait until it is over.”      I think one of the biggest mistakes of my life was waiting until after an election cycle to dump our land line phone. Believe me, you won’t...
01/12/2016 - 11:56am
What's “The Alternative?”      Ryan, the publisher of this paper, has graciously offered “The Alternative” to several other Mid-America publications. He suggested I give a little background. I agreed, as I always consider the source of information to be as important as the information itself in...
12/29/2015 - 2:35pm
New Year challenge      As we start a new calendar, it is tradition to make a New Year’s resolution. With just a single goal, the task is less daunting and easier to focus on; thus achievable. Usually we procrastinate for a long time in order to enjoy the luxury of our vice as long as possible, but still feel good about...
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