The Bog Blog

The Bog Blog

For nearly all of the 10 years I have been writing this blog, I have wanted to write a post about cranberry bogs. Wisconsin produces more than half of the world's cranberry supply, but all the bog action takes place on the western side of the state. So, until yesterday, I had never been to [...]

Paired Experience for you

Paired Experience for you

"Only by pairing knowledge with experience will art evolve," said French composer Hertor Berlioz. I'm not sure if my son Vinnie and daughter in-law Danni have heard this quote, but I know they're living it. They recently launched a website announcing their business, Paired Experiences, in which they offer wine classes and mixology workshops, multi-course [...]

It’s times like these you learn to live again

It’s times like these you learn to live again

It's times like these you learn to live again. Dave Grohl wrote the perfect song for the summer of 2021, because the sun is finally shining, family and friends are gathering at last and music, live music, is making its way back into venues. Thankfully, we, who have been fumbling through an historically challenging period [...]

Brats, Booyah and our oldest boy

Brats, Booyah and our oldest boy

Our oldest son came home for the first time since Christmas 2019 and we celebrated with a taste of all things Wisconsin. So far during his stay, he has enjoyed a good, old-fashioned fish fry from Mark's Eastside, cheesecurds from Tom's Drive-in, a brat from a roadside stand and booyah! made by his sister Molly [...]