Oh say can you see? #PackersvsCancer

Oh say can you see? #PackersvsCancer

I had no idea Melissa Etheridge was in the house until I looked up from my usual pre-National Anthem musings "Stand still respectfully, or try to grab a quick pic?" and saw her standing on Lambeau Field. "Hey," I said to my sister and Lambeau seat mate Kathy. "Is that Melissa Etheridge?" It was. She [...]

Beautiful people: Kathypalooza

Beautiful people: Kathypalooza

My sister Kathy approached the occasion of her 50th birthday party with unfettered glee. She mingled, hugged, high-fived, sang, chatted, reminisced, tasted, sipped, posed, and, utterly unfazed by the number on the top of her cake, happily wished as she blew out her candles. Unsure which of her favorite two outfits she should wear, Kathy [...]

The Party of the Half Century

The Party of the Half Century

The story you are about to read is true. The names have not been changed because there are no innocents, just a half-century milestone we’re thrilled to be marking and a legendary party about which some people would prefer we don’t speak. To celebrate properly, and excise old demons, speak we must. Our story begins [...]

Shhhhh! Our librarian booked another award

Shhhhh! Our librarian booked another award

My sister Kathy has been honored by almost every school she has attended. Saturday night, she received a distinguished alumni award from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee School of Information Studies, to complement the Herb Kohl Fellowship she was awarded in 2007, the University of  Wisconsin - Madison distinguished alumni award she won in [...]

Why we watch football

Why we watch football

We sat facing a sweet Saturday sun, wearing our festive red gear and pondering our place in this fickle universe. Was it right to settle in and enjoy a college football game in Wisconsin while a huge, snarling hurricane ripped through the Caribbean and  bore down on Florida? Especially since the rightful holder of our [...]