Peter Piper

Peter Piper

I have no logical explanation for the red and green explosion that is happening right now in my family room, where a couple of seeds we planted 2½ years ago continues to produce a plethora of peppers that would make Peter Piper proud. Against all odds, those little red hot chili peppers rooted themselves in [...]

I followed the sun

I followed the sun

I walked away from a storm yesterday, and rediscovered the light. Having suffered through the Commission of Presidential Debate's showing of Three Angry Men Tuesday night, following by a private screening of The Social Dilemma Wednesday night, I was feeling a little pessimistic about humanity. With Appleton's COVID-19 hospitalization rate spiking, I had planned to [...]

Uh oh and Bravo!

Uh oh and Bravo!

The message, stern and somewhat threatening, appeared yesterday on every single door of my daughter Katherine's apartment building. "The laundry room is not for personal storage space," it read. "If those are your bikes downstairs, you have 24 hours to remove them, otherwise the office will remove and dispose of them." And that's how Paired [...]

Swing state of mind

Swing state of mind

Wisconsin has been a swing state with varying degrees of drama for more than a century. That's kind of cool when you think about how one proud but genetically humble state in the middle of the country can make its voice heard, and kind of not-so-cool when you think about all the voices we hear [...]