Glamorous person of dirty water

Glamorous person of dirty water

Every year around this time, Lake Winnebago, presumably as annoyed with the lingering winter as the rest of us, heaves up its ice and hurls it toward shore. The resulting ice shoves, like almost everything associated with Wisconsin’s largest lake, can be both troubling and beautiful. While the name itself might be undignified, reportedly “person [...]

Author! Author! Aunt! Aunt!

Author! Author! Aunt! Aunt!

An extraordinary dual literary achievement in the Biskupic/Kostelnik family sent us all scurrying, coast-to-coast, to the bookstore yesterday. Two of my children's aunts had books drop the same day, so we proudly marched ourselves to Barnes and Nobles and local bookstores to celebrate. Joan Biskupic, CNN Supreme Court analyst, author, journalist, lawyer, wife, mother, sister, [...]

Ode to the field of crocuses that made my day

Ode to the field of crocuses that made my day

Darling crocus, You pop up unexpectedly and turn a dull weekday into spring. First flower, saffron shield, happy herald, brave bulb. You arrive with far less fanfare than your thirstier cousins, claim your space on the frozen ground, next to piles of dirty snow and creeping ice, and wave those dainty petals with unfettered glee. [...]