Roach Op Ed: ‘Isn’t it about time? The world has lost more than 5 million people.’
"Despite the efficacy of the vaccines, there are still millions of Americans who resolutely deny the science and refuse to get what they snidely call 'the jab.'"
Roach: Bright Eyes
The whole family was on edge as the day became evening, became night.
Roach: One leg at a time
As we crawl out of the worst pandemic of our time toward something resembling herd immunity, it is worth contemplating the societal impact of COVID-19.
Roach: That great street
As this issue of the magazine celebrates 40 years of naming all that is best about our town, one asset has become the center of controversy — State Street.
Roach: Jump Around
One thing will be missing this year. For the first time in three decades, Barry Alvarez won’t have a formal role on Madison Saturdays.
Roach: Cheaper by the dozen
"After wandering in the darkness with the loss of so many, there is now joy in the air. Instead of eulogies and wakes we have weddings, baptisms and puppies galore."
Roach: Stars and stripes
This Fourth of July was different. I had been mulling over the notion of adding another banner to accompany the Stars and Stripes to add context to Old Glory.
Roach: Remote possibility
As we emerge from quarantine, squint at the sun and begin to gather in groups giddy with reclaimed freedom — and return, at least partially, to the office — it is worth pondering how we have changed.
Roach: Goodbye, old friend
The past year will be remembered as one of loss.
Roach: Better Man
The world has been dormant for a year. Life as we knew it has been on hold since last March. But in the midst of this latency period, someone has been working. And his name is Kaleem Caire.
Roach: The boomers are coming
Although COVID-19 and its variants have not been extinguished from our lives, we can now see a time when the vicious interloper will no longer be hovering over our shoulder.
Roach: A drawer full of masks
If all goes well, there will come a day when we finally tuck our masks away.
Roach: Knock it off!
'Assuming there are no further coup attempts, a new chapter for America has begun.'
Roach: Shot in the dark
'Wow. Almost didn’t get this column written because I was sick this past month.'
Roach: Winter is coming
We are entering a Wisconsin winter that promises to be unlike any we have ever experienced
Roach: The morning after
We face a divisive election that will determine the course of our nation for the next four years.
Roach: I want to be bored silly
After much thinking, musing and pondering, I have come to the realization that I want just one thing from our next commander in chief: I want to be bored.
Roach: Dumb and Dumber
"I wonder daily when and how we became so profoundly stupid."
Roach: Shelter from the storm
In times of turmoil, it is difficult to see the full story. But then it hits you: The chaos is the story.
Roach: Will COVID-19 be an uninvited wedding guest?
Well, didn’t the Roach clan pick an interesting time to plan a wedding?
Roach: Love in the time of COVID-19
In the middle of a pandemic, my family is having a party.
Roach: That word
Lately, Madison has had some issues with the N-word.
Roach: The switch to remote Fridays
A few weeks ago, we made a modest change in our business
Roach: The men of the ice
The following email was sent last November to a select group of Chicago men.
Madison Magazine flips to MADison Magazine
We've gone MAD!
Roach: Heavenly peace
My understanding of Christmas has morphed.
Roach: Fly away home
Madison is being considered as a base for the F-35
Roach: Time is ticking for people to act
There are many reasons to believe climate change
Roach: Living vicariously through the careers of others
"And I enjoy the hell out of it."
John Roach’s parting words to Nails’ Tales
Donald Lipski's Nails' Tales is going away
Roach: Double standards in the news industry
Pressure on a woman's appearance is constant
Roach: On the wing
In all the clutter, there are gems to be found
Roach: The airport Epic’s Judith Faulkner built
Think about what Epic has come to mean in Madison
Roach: 10 rules for perfecting wedding toasts
Wedding toasts are a salute to wincing
Roach: a boomer’s plea
Ah yes. Another month of national turmoil.
Roach: Econ 101
Leaders of UW–Stevens Point made seismic waves
Roach: Airplane mode
Pondering the use of Facebook
Roach: Stranger in the night
A raccoon invaded the attic of John Roach's home
Roach: Friday night fights
Edgewood high school never plays on its home field