Birthdays, butterflies and beautiful places

Birthdays, butterflies and beautiful places

Today, my daughter Katherine celebrates her birthday and, though I’ve written about her before, I believe the beautiful butterfly that is emerging from her COVID-mandated cocoon deserves a special post. Katherine lives in LA, which has been locked down for almost exactly a year. Everything that drew Katherine and her friends to that city – [...]

Frozen fog and rime time in Wisconsin

Frozen fog and rime time in Wisconsin

Until Green Bay meteorologist, Justin Steinbrinck first mentioned it a three days ago, I had never heard of ice fog and I've lived through 57 winters. It sounded kind of cool to me, though, like something Jack Frost would dance through, or Alfred Hitchock would produce outside a dimly lit rear windows. Turns out, it's [...]

I followed the sun

I followed the sun

I walked away from a storm yesterday, and rediscovered the light. Having suffered through the Commission of Presidential Debate's showing of Three Angry Men Tuesday night, following by a private screening of The Social Dilemma Wednesday night, I was feeling a little pessimistic about humanity. With Appleton's COVID-19 hospitalization rate spiking, I had planned to [...]