Swing state of mind

Swing state of mind

Wisconsin has been a swing state with varying degrees of drama for more than a century. That's kind of cool when you think about how one proud but genetically humble state in the middle of the country can make its voice heard, and kind of not-so-cool when you think about all the voices we hear [...]

Hello Newman

Hello Newman

My friend Cathy is creative, compassionate and, like a lot of us these days, confined. As a result, she's gone a little squirrelly. She and her occasionally ornery friend Newman have provided all of us with a delightful distraction from all the angst 2020 has wrought. "This is Newman," she posted one day. "He is [...]

International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace

Sr. Winifred wasn't the nicest teacher I've ever had. She booted my 10-year old self from piano lessons permanently because she said I wasn't practicing enough, which I found terribly insulting (even if it was true). But, she taught me and my hooligan classmates to sing a simple round that sounded so beautiful when we [...]