Extra Milers

Extra Milers

I saw a friend Wednesday night at Jones Park and he waved me over to say hi. As he stood there, wearing a Mile of Music volunteer shirt and actively supervising a group of young trash picker-uppers, he gave me some insight into why this annual event works as well as it does. "This is [...]

It’s times like these you learn to live again

It’s times like these you learn to live again

It's times like these you learn to live again. Dave Grohl wrote the perfect song for the summer of 2021, because the sun is finally shining, family and friends are gathering at last and music, live music, is making its way back into venues. Thankfully, we, who have been fumbling through an historically challenging period [...]

An abundance of flannel, music and Katherine(ryns)

An abundance of flannel, music and Katherine(ryns)

I wrapped myself in my dad's old flannel shirt and spent Saturday night with my two favorite Katherine(ryn)s and 18 excellent musical groups. Due to COVID-19, Flannel Fest organizers livestreamed the event this year, which meant I could watch from my living room here in Appleton, Wisconsin, while my sister Kathy tuned in from Milwaukee [...]