Friday Faves — Pizza, a Little Drummer and a birthday boy

Friday Faves — Pizza, a Little Drummer and a birthday boy

Generally, I spend the day after Thanksgiving digesting a giant meal, hauling out the holly and singing Christmas carols along with my friends Bing Crosby, Kenny Rogers and Amy Grant. This year, I'm adding a couple of tunes to the playlist and my needle seems to be stuck on one in particular. Have you heard [...]

An abundance of flannel, music and Katherine(ryns)

An abundance of flannel, music and Katherine(ryns)

I wrapped myself in my dad's old flannel shirt and spent Saturday night with my two favorite Katherine(ryn)s and 18 excellent musical groups. Due to COVID-19, Flannel Fest organizers livestreamed the event this year, which meant I could watch from my living room here in Appleton, Wisconsin, while my sister Kathy tuned in from Milwaukee [...]

Friday Faves — Christmas Stars (featuring my friend Mrs. Claus)

Friday Faves — Christmas Stars (featuring my friend Mrs. Claus)

November has always been a busy time of year for my friend Mrs. Claus, and this year is no exception. In fact, 2020 has presented her with even more challenges -- how to keep the big guy healthy enough to circle the globe on Christmas Eve, how to convince those elves to keep their masks [...]