L’Chaim! To old friends, new cows and life!

L’Chaim! To old friends, new cows and life!

Molly and I kicked off the Summer of Karen with a campfire, some toasty marshmallows, a couple of cute kids and a surprise visit from a brand new baby cow. Today, the cow is thriving, but our summer's namesake could use some prayers. Karen, our spunky college friend, spent a couple of precious years battling [...]

Hall of Fame induction speech take two

Hall of Fame induction speech take two

My Dad took the podium at his induction into the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame in February of 1989, looked down at the highlighted transcript of speech he and I had carefully written together, glanced out an audience full of family members, teammates, Packer fans, media and the ghosts of the people who had [...]

Tamale and Me

Armed with a three-word Spanish vocabulary, our daughter Katherine traveled to a tiny Mexican town one summer determined to teach Shakespeare to the children there.  In the six weeks she spent in Bocas, she cheerfully learned to hunt (but not eat) rats, produced A Midsummer Night's Dream with a troupe of shy little ones who [...]