On storms and the rainbows that follow

On storms and the rainbows that follow

The storms that converged on Wisconsin had been brewing all day. Weird cloud formations stretched ominously across a sky that sagged with hot, sticky moisture. So, no one was surprised when the alarms on our cellphones started pinging urgent warnings of impending weather. Then, the win whipped up and we all watched trees bending low [...]

A warm-your-heart kind of Halloween

A warm-your-heart kind of Halloween

On a rather blustery day, when the wind was lashing lustily and the trees were thrashing thrustily and the leaves were rustling gustily, we visited with the most wonderful collection of Tiggers, princesses, aliens, butterflies, zombies, ghostbusters and pirates. It was a magical Halloween, indeed. You guys! A tiny trio of Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney [...]

The Wizards of Our Neighborhood

The Wizards of Our Neighborhood

The Magic Hallmark House has outdone itself this Halloween season, and that’s not easy to do. Brian Kemp and his husband Mark Romanowski-Kemp put together an astonishing display that celebrates Home! Hollywood! and Halloween! With painstaking detail, they turned their corner into an MGM lot with their ode to the Wizard of Oz. "Mark came [...]