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 [...]

My Favorite Photo: New York

My Favorite Photo: New York

To be fair, this isn't my favorite photo of New York, it's my favorite photo of my favorite people in New York. I shot it on our last family trip to New York, which was three whole years ago. I'm about to make up for lost time, though. Even as we speak, I am winging [...]

Relay for Life Round 2 — the Laughter Lap

Relay for Life Round 2 — the Laughter Lap

Thanks to a creative group of high school planners, a bunch of game teammates and a resilient captain, our second Relay for Life turned out to be the laughter lap. Green-shirted teen-aged volunteers flitted all over Menomonee Falls High School, undaunted by threatening storms. They wisely voted to move the event indoors and never missed [...]