On storms and the rainbows that follow

On storms and the rainbows that follow

The storms that converged on Wisconsin had been brewing all day. Weird cloud formations stretched ominously across a sky that sagged with hot, sticky moisture. So, no one was surprised when the alarms on our cellphones started pinging urgent warnings of impending weather. Then, the win whipped up and we all watched trees bending low [...]

A hitched wagon and a bashful star

A hitched wagon and a bashful star

My friend Amanda likes to keep things low key. Reflexively kind, she operates under the Midwestern mantra that says see a problem, solve the problem and then move on. Last Monday evening, she noticed her 92-year old neighbor Armin outside pacing his yard in obvious distress. When she found out what had happened, Amanda offered [...]