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
Roach: A doggone good companion
We bonded in the way only a human can with a dog
Roach: Cream or sugar?
Mornings are a time of respite
Roach: The Great Divide
The friction of the red state/blue state
Roach: We have lost truth
America is dysfunctional as it has ever been
Roach: Being brave during times of fear
Remembering America's past during Fourth of July
Roach: A dad is like a sculptor
Being dad is an honor, not a responsiblity
Roach: I need a hero
But really, what is a hero?
Roach: Water brings our mind peace
Find peace around water for a Blue Mind
Roach: As summer ends
Saying good-bye to summer
Roach: Taking a look at an America without diversity
"We are all born of dreamers"