Yinz treated us well at #HeinzField, #Steelerfans

Yinz treated us well at #HeinzField, #Steelerfans

I wore my dad's jersey into Heinz Field because I wasn't sure how Steeler fans would treat me and my giant green and gold Packer coat. If they got nasty, I figured I could explain that, though my dad played for the Packers for eight years and the Colts for one, he was from Pennsylvania [...]

Our family tree

Our family tree grows deep into soil made rich by our German, Irish, Croatian, Polish, Ukranian and, according to last year's DNA test, Spanish (qué sorpresa!), Jewish and Scottish blood. We have a strong trunk built on deep bonds and belly laughs, and our branches stretch wide, bearing plenty of fruit and occasional nuts. So, when [...]

A Christmas Parade in Houdini’s town

A Christmas Parade in Houdini’s town

I watched the Appleton Christmas Parade march festively up College Avenue last night and I wondered what Harry Houdini must think of the little city he called home. Certainly, he must be impressed with the show -- friendly ballerinas, bundled babies, 19 marching bands, spirited nursing home residents zipping around in decorated wheel chairs, carolers, [...]

T’is the season for Lambeau pilgrims

T’is the season for Lambeau pilgrims

Even though a brisk wind swirled through making its charming bench seats cold and uncomfortable, and our quarterback played a confounding game, and our opponent shut out the Packers at home for the first time in a decade, Lambeau Field still proved to be a worthy bucket list destination for the people we know. Mike, for [...]