The winter of our discontent made glorious summer

The winter of our discontent made glorious summer

In addition to experiencing everything each season offers, those of us who live in a changing climate develop an important attribute – patience. That’s what I told myself, anyway, as I moseyed out Monday afternoon to look for crocuses and nearly froze my poor, naked ankles off. Spring is so close we can almost taste [...]

Necessity is the mother of invention (and so is my college roommate)

Necessity is the mother of invention (and so is my college roommate)

I always knew my college roommate Teri was destined for great things. While I idly scanned ids at the recreation center to earn college spending money, Teri kept the books for Gimbels, a large department store in Milwaukee. I always marvelled that such a sophisticated store had a 21-year old bookkeeper. She earned an engineering [...]