I couldn’t write about this last week because it felt too sad, but I think it’s important to recognize that kindness, beauty and innovation still exist in a world so bruised and reeling. Last week, two little park experts and I set off on a project to rate Appleton parks. We made a chart and [...]
In honor of those who died in service of this beautiful, confounding, fortunate, resilient, generous, proud and grateful country, Happy Memorial Day.
The opening scene in Fiddler on the Roof features an animated argument among the people of Anatevka over whether a purchased animal is a horse or a mule. “Horse!” shouts one group. “Mule!” shouts another. And that is the extent of their conversation. They just keep shouting. Joseph Stein wrote that musical in 1964, but [...]
For a nation so rich in natural resources, we are sorely lacking in others. We need more mental health professionals, for instance, and we need them yesterday. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it’s a fine thing to take stock of your mental health. But where do you go when your assessment tells you [...]
It’s been 88 days since Russia invaded Ukraine and touched off a global wave of support and admiration for that brave, beleaguered country. As heart-breaking as it is to see the images and hear the stories of what’s going on in cities like Mariupol, Kharkiv, Sevierodonetsk and Kyiv, it is also inspiring to witness the [...]