Something To Say

January 15, 2020

First thought: Oh, Bernie

Second thought: What if he’s right? 

Third thought: Actually no thinking, just stomach-clenching anxiety that, in 2020, despite three years of countless lies and an almost endless list of reasons why he should be voted out of office, this coun...

January 9, 2020

Awards season is here!

For most of us, that doesn’t mean anything more than perhaps hosting a fun Oscars watch party that features Little Smokies in the slow cooker and aggressively tweeting about those dresses. And while I do appreciate opulent fashion, I’m here for th...

December 30, 2019

From scary hospital visits to breathtaking cathedrals in Spain to wide open spaces in Colorado to new opportunities with old friends. What a year.

It was a lot of treading water in 2019. But we kept swimming -- right through everything from the delight of Baby Yoda to t...

December 13, 2019

There’s “OK, Boomer.” 

And then you’ve got the “ … grumble … grumble … millennials … grumble.” 

But it seems like we don’t hear all that much about my people, the Gen Xers. Those are the folks born from the early 1960s to the late 1970s. You may know us from such hits as...

November 27, 2019

Hunting season. Shopping season. Holiday season.

So many seasons, so little time … right?

I think we need to squeeze in one more: Bad Man Season.

That’s the way Molly Fisher, the host of The Cut on Tuesdays podcast, recently described fall. When you consider the list, I t...

November 14, 2019

We live in a time of triggers. It’s the name of a new book from a member of probably the triggery-est family in the country. It made things a little awkward at Northwestern. And it seems like it’s always a trending topic on Twitter.

Stories about “angry” Elizabeth Warre...

October 22, 2019

Well, we certainly are having A Month.

The ups and downs of last week alone, particularly if you’re among the womenfolk in this country, was a doozy. Women were reminded, again, that having something to say, having something to stand up for in 2019, means you’re having ...

October 11, 2019

Between the Ukraine, an impeachment inquiry and the climate crisis, not to mention (GASP!) motorized vehicles on Mackinac Island, sometimes it’s okay to turn up the music and enjoy the ride to school with a little positivity. 

As a woman still sporting the scars of a si...

September 11, 2019


The super entertaining HBO series “Succession” is back for a second season.

Like many of you, including a viewership in the Upper Peninsula I was not expecting, I am here for it.

Heard of it, but haven’t watched it? I’d describe it as a “House of Cards” for the med...

August 14, 2019

The people who are keeping us from being better? They won’t be around forever. And coming down the pike? That would be Generation Alpha, the most senior among them was born in 2010. They’re into diversity, inclusion, equality, and education.

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Amy Bailey was a member of the Michigan Capitol Press Corps from 2000-2006. She lives and works in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with her husband, son and an easily excitable Australian Shepherd named Max. Amy's guest column, Something to Say, publishes periodically. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.