Swing state of mind

Swing state of mind

Wisconsin has been a swing state with varying degrees of drama for more than a century. That's kind of cool when you think about how one proud but genetically humble state in the middle of the country can make its voice heard, and kind of not-so-cool when you think about all the voices we hear [...]

A real win/win/window situation

A real win/win/window situation

How's this for a win/win/window situation? In an effort to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish foundation, and to spotlight small businesses, and to support local artists, Tundra Home Improvements and Renewal by Andersen have teamed up to sponsor Windows for a Cause. The very clever and especially poignant idea (given 2020's persistent challenges) encourages businesses [...]

A 20/20 view of 9/11

A 20/20 view of 9/11

I don’t believe this country will ever forget the events of 9/11, the images of falling buildings and crashing airplanes, and the awful reality of watching nearly 3,000 human beings die in real time. The question, especially during this particularly challenging year, is whether we will remember its lessons. If you put a slash between [...]

Happy Labor Day to the bridge builders of American liberty

Happy Labor Day to the bridge builders of American liberty

This past Saturday, on a weather-perfect afternoon in Brooklyn, my son Charlie sat at an outdoor restaurant enjoying the view. "You can see three bridges and the Statue of Liberty from where I'm sitting right now," he texted us, along with the picture. Though he has lived in New York for nine years, Charlie still [...]