The girls’ guide to gratitude (A guest post by my sister Kathy)

The girls’ guide to gratitude (A guest post by my sister Kathy)

Editors note: We've written about my sister Kathy, a breast cancer survivor and all around impressive woman, more than a dozen times on this blog. Today, she's writing a post of her own... As Breast Cancer Awareness month ends, I realize that my own cancer story began at an October Packer game when, after the [...]

A sweet kickoff to one of our favorite weeks of the year

We kicked off one of our favorite weeks of the year with 27 Elsa-of-varying-age sightings, four kinds of cooked pumpkins seeds, three jack o'lanterns, two giant meals and one pretty peacock. Our love of Halloween, well-documented here on this blog, spans generations and shows no signs of abating. Six days before the actual event, we [...]

Affirmative action, bias, racism and a sister in-law I really admire

I like to think I have a lot in common with my sister in-law Joan Biskupic. She's tall. I'm tall. She is an oldest daughter. I am an oldest daughter. She earned a degree in journalism from Marquette University. I earned a degree in journalism from Marquette University. She received the Dirksen Award for distinguished [...]