The Italian Job (right here in Wisconsin)

The Italian Job (right here in Wisconsin)

My son Vinnie and daughter in-law Danni discovered a little slice of Italy right here in Wisconsin and we couldn't be more thrilled for them (and for us). Located on the coast of Lake Pepin, the Villa Bellezza winery offers everything one might expect in an Italian winery -- lush vineyards, a cobblestone courtyard, delicious [...]

Yesterday’s Kids (A guest post by Peggy Kostelnik)

Yesterday’s Kids (A guest post by Peggy Kostelnik)

The term “Super Ager” refers to people over 80 whose cognitive function compares to that of an average middle-ager. But, to me, super aging means so much more. It also emcompasses both physical and social acuity and a genuine joy in living. I met many people who exhibit these qualities, but none more than my [...]

UC’s biggest fan

UC’s biggest fan

The Bearcat's biggest fan stands just a well-coiffed hair shy of 5-foot-2 and has been a UC follower since 1959, when one of the football team's scholarship players offered to share his textbooks with her. "You take the notes," he slyly told her. "And we can share the book." The unlikely duo earned extra credit [...]

Tunnell vision and a really nice man

Tunnell vision and a really nice man

Emlen Tunnell, who followed a storied Coast Guard career with an equally impressive NFL career and was, by all accounts, a remarkable human being, once popped in to visit my dad, Ron Kostelnik. Having just finished his second season with the Packers, my 22-year old dad was both shocked and flattered to find the NFL [...]