Airplane mode

Airplane mode

I had an epiphany in row 31 yesterday as I winged my way west on a Super Saver Fare. No one can reach you in airplane mode. That meant, for the duration of my flight, my only responsibility was to put my seat back and tray table in its upright and locked position when we [...]

Blinded by the light

Blinded by the light

I had a parental epiphany during a breast cancer fundraiser, and it became a metaphor for the fight against the disease. Asked by my daughter Katherine to perform a reading, I stepped on a stage, looked out into the audience, and saw absolutely nothing but a blinding spotlight. Rookie revelation. Did you know this? Did [...]

Friday night lights, camera, comedy!

Friday night lights, camera, comedy!

We enjoyed a rare opportunity to see the oldest and the youngest Kostelnik granddaughters perform Friday in Chicago in separate shows that shared twin themes of sweet laughter and sassy fun. My eight-year old niece Erin capped off her summer theatre camp experience by playing the Abominable Snowman in the cutest production of Frozen we’ve [...]

The second grittiest performance at Lambeau Field

The second grittiest performance at Lambeau Field Sunday afternoon took place steps away from the legendary stadium, 45 minutes before the game began. All week the over under on Katherine Biskupic's game day attire hovered at an impressive four over (tights, long-johns, yoga pants, jeans), a ratio that had seen the veteran fan through some [...]