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About The Observer

Quite succinctly, Kenosha, Wisconsin-based journalist Daniel Thompson, formerly of Kenosha News, created The Uptown Observer, a news media site, in the fall of 2020.

The site focus is on community news, the Kenosha music scene, photography and what we call “Humanity-Centered Stories” ⏤ pieces focusing on the feelings, thoughts and experiences that we all share as human beings.

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Mental Health Moment: You CAN let it go, don’t overanalyze

It’s no surprise to people who know me well that I have an incredibly hard time letting a thought go. I overanalyze everything ⏤ even things that will never probably have any real significance to my life. And don’t even get me started on the pains of moral choices in video games.   Overanalysis will kill…

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Mental Health Moment: You ARE okay

I won’t lie to you. I have to just tell myself that I’m okay at least a few times a week. If I don’t, I’ll struggle to continue to build toward better. ‘Okay’ is okay I’m not sure if it’s the decade in journalism or my anxiety disorder, but I always feel like there’s something…

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MHM: You WILL change people’s minds (just not everyone’s mind)

Lately, I’ve found myself remembering and analyzing an old quote that has rattled around in the back of my mind since childhood: ‘I don’t give a damn about my bad reputation …’ I used to have a horrible reputation in life.  In fact, there was a time when more people disliked me than liked me.…

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