Author: Guest Columnist to Madison Magazine

Guest Essay: The Bear Cub

In this guest essay, Matt Geiger shares about being a parent and seeing his child grow up.

"I often feel like I am the luckiest person on the planet, because 7 is not 16, and I still have this person here by my side, for a few more years, always ready for some new adventure or lesson or story."

Guest essay: Permission to revel

The mandate to experience joy despite life’s suffering is one of the greatest gifts of pet ownership.

The mandate to experience joy despite life’s suffering is one of the greatest gifts of pet ownership.

Guest Essay: Unapologetically uncomfortable

A guest essay by Marilyn Ruffin in Madison Magazine's February issue.

On the anniversary of a wretched school lesson plan, Marilyn Ruffin says we need real talk on why words matter.

Essay: Rowing Nowhere

A guest essay by Hank Stephenson

Not all bad decisions are snap decisions. Sometimes I think for a very long time before I do something stupid. And when it came to the rowing machine, I had my reasons.

Essay: Fair Oaks Diner

A guest essay by Christopher Chambers

This story begins with a rusting white sign on a brick building spelling the word EAT in red neon, and as I’m driving past, the gravitational pull of it causes me to parallel park my truck out front.