Something To Say

March 24, 2020

Welp, we certainly weren’t ready for any of this. We don’t have enough hospital beds. We don’t have enough ventilators. We don’t have enough protective equipment for our brave medical professionals on the front lines of this global pandemic. 

Our healthcare system wasn’...

March 14, 2020

It’s a cacophony of coronavirus right now, but March is still Women’s History Month and when it comes to “women’s history” let’s be honest: We’re still writing it. While yes, we’ve made progress, it’s very clear that there’s still a lot of work to be done. 

I’ve got a f...

February 24, 2020

Because you can never have enough angry dudes, right? 

After the Democratic primary in New Hampshire, the caucuses in Nevada and the “caucuses” in Iowa, it’s beginning to look like angry white men will feature prominently in the 2020 presidential election: Senator Berni...

February 13, 2020

In the late 1980s, my family moved to a newly built home in a subdivision in suburban Cleveland. The thing I remember most about that process? Picking the paint and carpeting for my own room. There were so many options; a range of shades and textures laid out in sample...

January 30, 2020

In my best “good old days” voice: When I was growing up, you were either a music kid or a sports kid. My family? We were sports kids. Me, my brother and my sister all played a few sports, starting in elementary school and going through high school. 

I didn’t really know...

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...

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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.