The Great Pumpkin

The Great Pumpkin

The Great Pumpkin landed on our front porch last week and we are thrilled. Grown and carved by a young friend of mine and his talented grandpa, the pumpkin weighed a healthy 180 pounds in its prime. It lost 60 pounds in preparation for the holiday season (due to gastric surgery that relieved him of [...]

The Jack O’Lantern’s afterglow

The Jack O’Lantern’s afterglow

In Halloween's wake I am digesting tiny Twix candy bars, tidying a kitchen sticky with guts from a hastily carved pumpkin and feeling grateful for life's sweetest moments. A steady wave of Trick or Treaters made their way to our door Wednesday night and they were all -- unicorns, dinosaurs, super heroes and villains -- [...]

A picture perfect Halloween

A picture perfect Halloween

Halloween blew briskly down our street this year and threatened to send our little trick-or-treaters home early. But, we're made of sterner stuff here in Wisconsin and we love our holidays, our chocolate and our friends. The Erb Park neighborhood did not disappoint last night. Wobbly toddlers in fuzzy costumes, cheerful chaperones, happy bands of [...]