Mr. Helmet’s Neighborhood

Mr. Helmet’s Neighborhood

It's enough that Wisconsin crossing guards show up faithfully twice a day to protect their young charges through all kinds of inclement weather and inconsiderate drivers. How wonderful that so many of them also spread a little joy! Mr. Helmet, whose given name is Dennis, has manned his post on the corner of Glendale Avenue [...]

The violin maker

The violin maker

From her workshop in Heid Music’s front window, Kara McCanna coaxes infinite circles of stories from the instruments she builds and repairs. A professional violinist and luthier, Kara works with precision instruments to build ethereal ones. She is the conduit between musician and instrument, the means by which each has the ability to play on. [...]

Happy #MakingLifeBeautiful Day!

Happy #MakingLifeBeautiful Day!

You can find a hashtag holiday for almost any occasion, but I think my favorite might be today. Happy #MakingLifeBeautiful Day, designed to celebrate anyone who makes life beautiful. That, my friends, means you. Happy #MakingLifeBeautiful Day to my friend Rose, who rescued a turtle and sat still enough to handfeed some hummingbirds, all on [...]