Friday Faves — Pizza, a Little Drummer and a birthday boy

Friday Faves — Pizza, a Little Drummer and a birthday boy

Generally, I spend the day after Thanksgiving digesting a giant meal, hauling out the holly and singing Christmas carols along with my friends Bing Crosby, Kenny Rogers and Amy Grant. This year, I'm adding a couple of tunes to the playlist and my needle seems to be stuck on one in particular. Have you heard [...]

An abundance of flannel, music and Katherine(ryns)

An abundance of flannel, music and Katherine(ryns)

I wrapped myself in my dad's old flannel shirt and spent Saturday night with my two favorite Katherine(ryn)s and 18 excellent musical groups. Due to COVID-19, Flannel Fest organizers livestreamed the event this year, which meant I could watch from my living room here in Appleton, Wisconsin, while my sister Kathy tuned in from Milwaukee [...]

The best reunion of them all

The best reunion of them all

Among the hundreds of Paul Hornung photos circulating the globe, I believe my friend Suzanne Jordan has the best. In it, the NFL superstar rests cheerfully in a familiar chair while his teammates’ tiny daughters – Diana Kramer, Theresa Jordan and Suzanne – do his hair. That all four are so comfortable together is a [...]

Friday Faves: The Euro Shop, Josef’s Gyros and my Bug

Friday Faves: The Euro Shop, Josef’s Gyros and my Bug

A slap bass could score the following endorsement of these two excellent businesses, but only due to the Seinfeldian nature of my life. I called Josef’s Gyros recently to order a hummus platter and one of their extremely fresh Greek Salads. “Could you describe your car?” the gentleman asked. “Could I!” I thought and sat [...]