A big night for the Little Girls

A big night for the Little Girls

They invited me to come along, but I honestly had more fun watching my two little sisters have a big night at the Phil Collins Genesis concert Tuesday night in Chicago. My sister Jenny (who also goes by Jenna) called it a Jenna-Sis night and they live-texted me throughout. As I've written about before, I [...]

Retirement Day

Retirement Day

Today marks my sister Kathy’s final day as an educator. She is retiring for health reasons following a 29-year teaching career. She began as an English teacher at Audubon Middle School, and spent the bulk of her career as a Library Media Specialist at Menomonee Falls High School.  Truthfully, Kathy probably should have retired years [...]

The section of brotherly love

The section of brotherly love

My sister and I generally have to hold our own at Lambeau Field because we sit directly behind the visitor's bench. So many fellow season ticket holders in our section sell their tickets to opposing fans that we often find ourselves surrounded by Lambeau Field first-timers dressed in strange colors and looking for trouble. (Not [...]

Dear (Elton) John,

Dear (Elton) John,

Dear (Elton) John, I bought my tickets the moment they went on sale because I wanted to see how wonderful life is while you’re in the world. I grabbed the two best seats available.  I’ve been a fan for nearly 50 years – your whole career – and I remember when rock was young. Then [...]

Beautiful people: Kathypalooza

Beautiful people: Kathypalooza

My sister Kathy approached the occasion of her 50th birthday party with unfettered glee. She mingled, hugged, high-fived, sang, chatted, reminisced, tasted, sipped, posed, and, utterly unfazed by the number on the top of her cake, happily wished as she blew out her candles. Unsure which of her favorite two outfits she should wear, Kathy [...]