Ellen Krug

Skirting the Issues: Dappled Sunlight

By Ellen Krug / September 24, 2020

As I’ve written before, I’m woefully sentimental. One of the things I’m greatly attached to is a pastel drawing by…

Skirting the Issues: Weighing on You

By Ellen Krug / August 27, 2020

To a Zoom audience of nearly 100, I asked, “How many white-color parents or grandparents here have ever had a…

Skirting The Issues: The Fate of the Republic

By Ellen Krug / July 30, 2020

Photo by BigStock/N_Defender On my 2020 calendar is a date: November 3. It’s been circled since way back in mid-2019,…

Skirting The Issues: Sirens

By Ellen Krug / July 2, 2020

Photo courtesy of BigStock/vmargineanu I write a couple weeks after the horrific killing of George Floyd, which was followed by…

Skirting The Issues: Acts of Kindness

By Ellen Krug / June 4, 2020

Photo courtesy of BigStock/Sosiukin As we contemplate how the virus has so fundamentally changed things—and even resulted in cancellation of…

Skirting The Issues: Sprouts

By Ellen Krug / May 7, 2020

Photo courtesy of BigStock/Kholywood I composed my last column barely three weeks ago. My, how the world has changed since…

Skirting The Issues: Army Of One

By Ellen Krug / April 9, 2020

Photo courtesy of BigStock/AlessandroZ My standard line is that I’m an “Army of One.” The meaning is pretty obvious: it’s…

Skirting The Issues: Out Of Left Field

By Ellen Krug / February 13, 2020

Photo courtesy of BigStock/smolaw Dear Gentle Reader: The following is about a breast cancer scare. Please feel free to pass…

Skirting The Issues: Scared Rabbit

By Ellen Krug / January 16, 2020

A couple months ago, I went back to Coe College in Cedar Rapids for my 40th class reunion, my first…

Skirting The Issues: Hopeless Idealism in Hastings

By Ellen Krug / December 19, 2019

Last spring, the Hastings, Minnesota city council and school board issued a proclamation declaring that their city of 22,000 would…

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