Yumhmie Foods and the things I learned during the Great Blizzard of 2018

Yumhmie Foods and the things I learned during the Great Blizzard of 2018

Among the many things I learned during the Great Blizzard of 2018 -- that snowblowers have carburetors, that carburetors fail, that robins don't eat bird seed, that if you position an electric blanket just right it will form a cocoon from which you'll never want to leave, that John Mulaney is so funny he elevates [...]

On Evelyns and Wisconsin’s historic blizzard

On Evelyns and Wisconsin’s historic blizzard

When the blizzard Evelyn came roaring into our neighborhood Friday night, plopped herself down and refused to leave we thought, "That's not the Evelyn we know." When she whipped herself into a frenzy, tossed tree branches into our yards and left waist-high snow drifts and ice in her wake, we said, "That's not our Evelyn." [...]

Happy Valentine’s Day, with love

Happy Valentine’s Day, with love

My dad used to swing by Wilmar’s Chocolates every Valentine’s Day to pick up a large heart for my mom and four smaller ones for my sisters, my brother and me. Some of us wolfed down those candies the day we received them, others savored each piece slowly, stretching that sweet little box out for [...]