Essay

Health & Science
2:18 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

ESSAY: Mixing Methane and International Politics Is a Gas, Gas, Gas

A methane pipe
Credit London Permaculture/Flickr

Lake Effect's Judy Steininger says it's something considerably lighter than its military weight that Russia may soon start throwing around.

Could a molecule composed of one carbon atom and four hydrogen atoms ignite Armageddon?

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Arts & Culture
5:43 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

ESSAY: The Subtle Rules of Etiquette for a Shiva

In the Jewish religion when a person dies, their body is buried as soon as possible. After the burial at the cemetery, there is a gathering back at a family member’s home to comfort the bereaved. This is known as a Shiva.

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Essay
6:25 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

ESSAY: Badgerland Gets a King - At Least According to This Man

Essayist Joel Habush says as king, he'll make all decisions for Wisconsinites.
Credit Jason Train/Flickr

Lake Effect essayist Joel Habush says he's now King of Wisconsin.

Royal Proclamation: As King of Wisconsin, I Hereby Decree...

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World
3:57 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

ESSAY: Ukraine Turmoil Reflects Russia’s Influence

Lake Effect essayist Art Cyr discusses the events in Ukraine.

Russia President Vladimir Putin has sent troops into Crimea, and is pressing a referendum later this month to confirm separation of the region from Ukraine.

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Commentary
10:00 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Essay: Looking For a Valentine, Online

Candy hearts might be easier to interpret than some online dating profiles.
Credit Wiki Commons image

Heidi Friedrichs reads her essay on online dating.

A cross-dresser wasn’t what I had in mind when I logged in to my online dating account the other night. 

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