I’ve got all my sisters and me

I’ve got all my sisters and me

It occurs to me, as my roll through this old life starts to pick up steam, that my sisters are two of the greatest gifts my parents ever gave me. A mutt-and-Jeff kind of twosome -- one feisty and fearless, the other mellow and a little more cautious -- Kathy and Jenny caboosed our family [...]

Retirement Day

Retirement Day

Today marks my sister Kathy’s final day as an educator. She is retiring for health reasons following a 29-year teaching career. She began as an English teacher at Audubon Middle School, and spent the bulk of her career as a Library Media Specialist at Menomonee Falls High School.  Truthfully, Kathy probably should have retired years [...]

Stages of Love: Accepted Love

Stages of Love: Accepted Love

Editor's Note: More than 137 years ago, my great grandparents Amand and Estelle Fey received “The Stages of Love” as a wedding present. That sweet series of five painted postcards hung in their house for 68 years, until Estelle died at 87 and Amand followed two weeks later. He was 90. My mom loved the [...]

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 [...]