She sat patiently in our attic garage for far too long, a dignified throwback to a simpler time. I spotted the old, wobbly tricycle out of the corner of my eye as I shifted a giant toboggan to make room for a stack of winter storm windows we needed to store. “Hey!” I said. “I [...]
I went for a little jog yesterday and, though I broke no speed records and lingered a little too long at stoplights, I smiled the whole way. It had been a long, long time since I'd taken a run. Creaky knees sidelined me for a stretch that was starting to look permanent. Several years ago, [...]
Every now and then I find myself sitting in a $6,895 chair, sipping a glass of wine, listening to live music and thinking, "Man, am I lucky or what?" The chair isn't mine, of course, and I can't even believe people let me sit in it. But, there it is, every time I arrive, acting [...]
I couldn’t write about this last week because it felt too sad, but I think it’s important to recognize that kindness, beauty and innovation still exist in a world so bruised and reeling. Last week, two little park experts and I set off on a project to rate Appleton parks. We made a chart and [...]
In honor of those who died in service of this beautiful, confounding, fortunate, resilient, generous, proud and grateful country, Happy Memorial Day.