An Uncle Billy kind of day

An Uncle Billy kind of day

I had an Uncle Billy kind of day yesterday involving two trips to the DMV, an unsuccessful attempt to get a flu shot and a wrong turn coming out of Freedom I only noticed when I saw a sign welcoming me to the Oneida Reservation. Luckily, Uncle Billy Days always end in an unexpected, joyful [...]

Santa wears specs

Santa wears specs

Santa wears readers in our house. This 2019 edition to his wardrobe owes little to his deficiencies and everything to ours. Two of us have terrible eyesight and a vain inability to keep track of our glasses…because they’re only on our actual heads when we absolutely have to strap them on. Otherwise, you’ll find dime [...]

Oh, the horrors!

Oh, the horrors!

I invited a predator into my indoor plantar garden this summer and I am sorrier than I can say. Like most problems I get myself into, this one grew from an altruistic intent and spiraled out of control thanks to my own insecurities. I planted cucumber seeds earlier this spring because I felt a little [...]

Gerald the turkey and why you should flock downtown this weekend

Gerald the turkey and why you should flock downtown this weekend

My friend Cathy has been keeping us all entertained with updates on her neighbor, Gerald the Turkey, who wandered into Appleton’s bustling northside about a year ago and, understandably, never wanted to leave. One of the most hospitable people I know, Cathy owns and keeps stocked and comfortable Appleton’s first Little Library, complete with a [...]