Here’s to November, one of the best people I know

Here’s to November, one of the best people I know

I’m learning to love in November what I love and admire in most people I know. Stripped of October’s candy corn color and uncorrupted by December’s frantic glitz, November offers only this: gratitude. And that’s a lot. November is the friend you walk with on mornings so cold your eyes water and your nose runs [...]

Searching for Aldo Leopold and his glorious cranes

Searching for Aldo Leopold and his glorious cranes

On a glorious autumn day, we went searching for Aldo Leopold, which initially alarmed the person who introduced him to our family. "Wait," Molly texted, when I alerted her to our plans."Are you looking for his grave?" It was a gross but seasonally reasonable question, with Halloween just days away and poor Mr. Leopold gone [...]

Finding Fall

Finding Fall

Sometimes, Fall kicks open the front door of Wisconsin and announces itself boldly. "I'm here and, baby, I'm gorgeous." Other years, it sneaks through the back hallway and whispers quietly behind a half-filled dance card. "I'm here and I'm just going to rest on this bench a while and wait for you to notice me." [...]