All good gifts

All good gifts

We unboxed a glorious sunset Tuesday night that turned out to be the last, perfect gift of this Christmas season. It is one thing to enjoy a beautiful sunset, it is quite another to watch it unfurl with someone who takes as much delight in such things as you do. That's what happened to my [...]

A divine sunset

A divine sunset

Inspired by a funeral I attended Saturday morning, which celebrated the life of a 95-year old navy man, I treated myself to a lingering sunset Saturday night. "Imagine how a sunset would look from a ship in the middle of the ocean," Father Bill Hoffman said during his homily, as he took us through a [...]

Glamorous person of dirty water

Glamorous person of dirty water

Every year around this time, Lake Winnebago, presumably as annoyed with the lingering winter as the rest of us, heaves up its ice and hurls it toward shore. The resulting ice shoves, like almost everything associated with Wisconsin’s largest lake, can be both troubling and beautiful. While the name itself might be undignified, reportedly “person [...]