Freistadt and its proud Pomeranians

Freistadt and its proud Pomeranians

Pomerania doesn't exist as a free standing country anymore, but, thanks to the multi-generational tenacity of its descendants, its culture still thrives. Amazingly, you'll find it right here in Wisconsin, perfectly preserved and just a couple of miles up the road from Milwaukee. Freistadt stands as a testament to a faithful community who has balanced [...]

Beautiful places: The Green Bay Botanical Gardens

Beautiful places: The Green Bay Botanical Gardens

The music brought us to the Green Bay Botanical Gardens last Sunday. The beauty took our breath away. I'll add introducing me to that lovely, peaceful place as another reason I'm grateful to the Mile of Music team, producers of the excellent Grass Roots Festival. We showed up right at noon for the seven-hour event, [...]

A perfect storm

A perfect storm

Some summer storms whip up out of nowhere and leave us sort of chastised in our squishy sandals and dripping hair. Inconvenient bullies, they stake their ground directly over our fun and rage incoherently until we grab our soggy picnic food and flee to drier ground. Other storms, though, grow like magic over open fields, [...]