Category: Opinion

Opinion

Eat a peach

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

In Shakey, Jimmy McDonough’s massive 750-page biography of Neil Young, he described the moment when Young bailed on Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young midway …

The Lumberjill: Generation WTF

By Jen Jackson Quintano
Reader Columnist

<insert deep, fortifying breath here as I contemplate raising a girl at this particular time in history>

<insert long, drawn-out f-bomb as I stall …

Looking back

By Erik Daarstad
Reader Contributor

Having grown up during World War II and lived under German occupation for five years, I watched the planes drop the bombs that killed my …

The birds in my wall

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

There’s a bird that lives in my wall. Actually, there’s a whole family of them in there, jostling around, chirping, fussing and pecking.

I first …

Uncomfortably numb

By Jerry Luther
Reader Contributor

We parked close to the City Parking Lot, got our puppets out of the car and quickly became our characters — my wife is in …

Exploding sunroofs and time travel

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

I very rarely indulge in extravagances, but when I bought an almost-new car in 2020, I decided that I wanted a sunroof. There was no …

A personal story

By Dorothy Prophet
Reader Contributor

It started when she was 5. It was simple enough, starting with touching non-private parts, tickling and hugging, and moving on from there. Then it …

Letters

  • Jazz, Whining, Trump… Dear Editor, Ben Olson’s RLW column in the Reader’s Oct. 20, issue recommended Andrew Bird’s “Are You Serious” album. Went on YouTube and listened to the title song. Hardly original but it was OK. Olson mentioned that Bird was “classically-trained” but failed to recognize that there are more elements of jazz ...
  • Secret Sister Comments… Dear Editor, I read Tim Henny’s article “Sandpoint’s Secret Sister: Moab, Utah” with some interest. My wife and I have been frequent travelers throughout the Colorado plateau stretching back over the past 25 years, and individually and together have visited Moab on several occasions. I think he is on target with ...
  • Howlett for the House… Dear Editor, Elect Stephen Howlett to the Idaho House of Representatives. He is a small-business owner in the construction industry. He knows our communities, the timber industry and what our needs are. Stephen will support rural communities by keeping the timber industry vital and build an economy that puts working people back ...
  • Use Your Head, Not the Media… Dear Editor, To start off, I’ll be the first to admit that I dont agree with everything Donald Trump says or does, and I disagree with some of his policies. However, that being said, the reason I will be supporting Trump are: The media, the establishment Democrats, the establishment Republicans, the U.N., ...
  • Swing and a Miss… Dear Editor, Ben Olson’s Oct. 6 Bouquets & Barbs column said Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem is not right. All the veterans I know, including myself (U.S. Army, ‘65-’68), support Kaepernick’s kneeling protest during the national anthem. Olson invoked his father’s military service, which he has every right to be proud ...
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