Mr. Helmet’s Neighborhood

Mr. Helmet’s Neighborhood

It's enough that Wisconsin crossing guards show up faithfully twice a day to protect their young charges through all kinds of inclement weather and inconsiderate drivers. How wonderful that so many of them also spread a little joy! Mr. Helmet, whose given name is Dennis, has manned his post on the corner of Glendale Avenue [...]

Extra Milers

Extra Milers

I saw a friend Wednesday night at Jones Park and he waved me over to say hi. As he stood there, wearing a Mile of Music volunteer shirt and actively supervising a group of young trash picker-uppers, he gave me some insight into why this annual event works as well as it does. "This is [...]