An Appleton hero

An Appleton hero

The next time Appleton names a school after someone, I hope they consider calling it Jim Zwerg. Born and raised in Appleton, Zwerg became an unlikely, literal poster child for the civil rights movement. Given the volumes of articles written about him, I am disappointed in myself and in my Appleton public and private school [...]

The river of dreams

The river of dreams

The real magic in any river town happens smack in the fascinating intersection of history and progress. A paradoxical paradise, the river view changes with the current, and lasts a thousand years. I thought about this earlier this week as I enjoyed a paddle boat ride through my river town, Appleton, Wisconsin. Thanks to the [...]