I accidentally starved my family last night and I'd like to make amends. I'm counting on my friend Trina's Pineapple Cake to do the trick. The trouble started with a Walton's Marathon from which I simply could not disengage. I mean, really! All those adorable, earnest red-haired siblings? A pair of moon-shining spinsters? The grandparents! [...]
We'd like to say we discovered a new place to rest our weary toes and enjoy the sweet, sporadic joy of a Wisconsin summer. Turns out we're about 10,500 years too late for that honor. Still, Green Lake retains the fresh appeal that led members of the Winnebago nation (also called Ho-Chunk) to consider it [...]
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Imagine, if you will, the celebrated life and inglorious death of the Wisconsin Lake Fly. Born merely to breed, they burst forth like waves of Kardashians and spend their whole, uninspired lives in pursuit of babies and buzz. Wave them off and they'll return in greater numbers. Question their validity in life's tender ecosystem, and [...]
Two hours after an intense brain surgery during which doctors drilled holes in a ventricle, my sister sat in a chair and focused on the important annual task of choosing basketball teams for her March Madness bracket. Such is the remarkable resilience of the human brain. Except, sometimes it isn't. A slight alteration of brain [...]