Here’s to amazing foster care providers during an extraordinary time

Here’s to amazing foster care providers during an extraordinary time

We have met some incredible people during our journey as foster care providers, men and women who rise to significant challenges every single day, and then wake up the next morning (sometimes from a bedroom floor where they have slept all night) and rise again. I met a very capable, very young woman during my [...]

On eagles wings

On eagles wings

My daughter and I enjoyed a thrilling spectacle during a recent walk along the river. We saw a bald eagle swoop down, capture its prey and pause regally mid-river as rapids swirled around. Meanwhile, the eagle's partner waited in a nearby tree and a third eagle lounged in a giant nest on the other side [...]

Frozen fog and rime time in Wisconsin

Frozen fog and rime time in Wisconsin

Until Green Bay meteorologist, Justin Steinbrinck first mentioned it a three days ago, I had never heard of ice fog and I've lived through 57 winters. It sounded kind of cool to me, though, like something Jack Frost would dance through, or Alfred Hitchock would produce outside a dimly lit rear windows. Turns out, it's [...]

Thank you for everything, my souper little dumpling

Thank you for everything, my souper little dumpling

On a kitchen table that had seen so many culinary triumphs (mostly at the hands of my offspring), my daughter Molly notched another big one as the last hours ticked away from a tumultous year. Ignoring, or maybe inspired by, all the tumult around her, Molly sat down and serenely rolled, cut, stuffed and folded [...]