Spawn!

Spawn!

On summer days, I try to forget about the giant prehistoric creatures that inhabit Lake Winnebago and its tributaries as I frolick about with determined naivete. When you share the water with a bunch of sturgeon, it's unsettling to think about them slinking below and around you, possibly sucking up an appendage they've mistaken for [...]

The winter of our discontent made glorious summer

The winter of our discontent made glorious summer

In addition to experiencing everything each season offers, those of us who live in a changing climate develop an important attribute – patience. That’s what I told myself, anyway, as I moseyed out Monday afternoon to look for crocuses and nearly froze my poor, naked ankles off. Spring is so close we can almost taste [...]

Nice weather for ducks and cuddle duds

Nice weather for ducks and cuddle duds

I love a good walk with a friend, especially these days when those soothing balms of socialization have become a little trickier to apply. We tramp off, mostly toward the river, and unburden ourselves of adulthood while we breathe in good, clean air. Walks with friends provide the perfect antidote to whatever life throws your [...]