Mask her aid! Every face a different shade

Mask her aid! Every face a different shade

Our talented friend Linda Verboomen kindly whipped us up enough cloth masks to cover our entire family as we ramp up our efforts here in Wisconsin to protect ourselves and everyone else from COVID-19. Our other friend Linda Drezdzon has been happily sewing masks for weeks. Alerted to the crisis early on by her daughter, [...]

Here’s to my friend Jan on the 10th anniversary of her stroke

Here’s to my friend Jan on the 10th anniversary of her stroke

My friend Jan has always been one of our neighborhoods' more impressive residents. A cheerful whirling dervish, Jan worked as a school nurse, mothered two boys and greeted every weird medical question I had with a confident smile and a ready solution. In a general phone conversation with her once, I casually mentioned that I [...]