Jumping Around with Grandma Peggy

Jumping Around with Grandma Peggy

I have Jumped Around on multiple occasions at Camp Randall, including football games and graduations. But, one of my favorite Jump Arounds to date happened Saturday afternoon on Pondview Court in Appleton. Led by my mother, we joined her neighborhood in a celebration of all that is great and virus-proof in Wisconsin. Laughter, for example, [...]

Appropriate social distancing with a bunch of inappropriate frogs

Appropriate social distancing with a bunch of inappropriate frogs

We tried to socially distance ourselves Sunday afternoon at the Navarino State Wildlife Area, but we ran into a loud bunch of amorous Anura amphibians -- frogs for those who aren't making a pretentious, alliterative jump. We heard them before we saw them and I found myself thoroughly charmed, until our resident biologist pointed out [...]

Good day Sundrop

Good day Sundrop

I took myself to Sundrop University Saturday and had a sweet time. I learned, for instance, that a circus strongman named Charles Lazier developed Wisconsin's famous soft drink, the first citrus soda ever marketed. Bottled in Shawano, Wisconsin since 1951 by Twigs Beverage, Sundrop remains the beverage of choice in bars and ballfields around Wisconsin [...]