Thank you Mayor Hanna

Thank you Mayor Hanna

Great cities don't happen along by chance or mere good fortune. They rise to their destiny on intended currents of innovation, diplomacy, fiscal responsibility and careful planning. For the past 24 years my great city of Appleton Wisconsin has enjoyed the steady leadership of just one mayor, Tim Hanna. I voted for Mayor Hanna in [...]

A Knight to remember

A Knight to remember

Last night, my sister in-law Carol Biskupic Knight received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching at a Department of the Interior Ceremony in Washington D.C. Flanked by two of her five sisters, she received the huge honor with customary grace and humility, though she's been a solid candidate since she first [...]

And when my time is up, have I done enough?

And when my time is up, have I done enough?

Our friend Joe once spent a small fortune to buy tickets to see Lin-Manuel Miranda's final performance in Hamilton on July 9, 2016. The success of his spur-of-the-moment plan, which included surprising his wife Patty, who was out of town, depended on a couple of fickle factors and one not so worrisome one (because he [...]

Tarzan and the 1967 Central Cambria Hall of Fame

Tarzan and the 1967 Central Cambria Hall of Fame

Thanks to my dad's recognition that cool moments need to be preserved, and my mom's genius for saving just the right things, I just saw the program for the 1967 Central Cambria County Sports Hall of Fame, which, among others, included good ole Ron Kostelnik and Johnny Weissmuller. Aaaa-wah-ah-ah-ahhh--wah-ah-ah aaaaa! Tarzan himself signed the program, [...]