The light showed up on my kitchen table. As it had been a while since we'd seen each other, I stopped, stared, and watched it move with purpose toward the other side. The morning sun dappled through the lead-glass pane and beckoned me, so I dropped everything, closed my laptop, found my coat and followed, [...]
What in the world were they thinking?
Sometimes I wonder, as I look at historical photos, how the people in them view themselves today. I think, for instance, about the New Orleans mothers who woke up on November 14, 1960, got dressed, combed their hair (or tied a scarf around their rollers), fed their children, maybe packed a lunch or two, and [...]
On eagles wings
My daughter and I enjoyed a thrilling spectacle during a recent walk along the river. We saw a bald eagle swoop down, capture its prey and pause regally mid-river as rapids swirled around. Meanwhile, the eagle's partner waited in a nearby tree and a third eagle lounged in a giant nest on the other side [...]
Friday Faves: The Appleton PD
In both the midst and wake of community protests, the Appleton Police Department has made eloquent efforts toward constructive conversation. The results have led to tangible steps forward. For instance, they listened to citizen concerns regarding systemic racism and responded by upgrading their technology. Thanks to funding they applied for through the Oktoberfest Community Grant [...]