A telling skyline

A telling skyline

As I chugged along the MyPulaskiK9 FundRun route Sunday morning, I thought about how skylines define a town. They give us insight into the values and industry upon which people build a community. Some skylines, like Chicago, New York and Singapore, offer the gorgeous glow of innovation as they rise in mighty triumph over cities [...]

Cheers to Mibb’s and Viv’s and the fascinating history of Wisconsin taverns

Cheers to Mibb’s and Viv’s and the fascinating history of Wisconsin taverns

We went to Lannon last Friday night in search of a delicious fish fry and found an even tastier story. The current Mibb's and Viv's offers a nice, fresh, traditional Wisconsin fish fry, the kind at which you place your order first and then belly up to the bar to wait for your table. If [...]

The river of dreams

The river of dreams

The real magic in any river town happens smack in the fascinating intersection of history and progress. A paradoxical paradise, the river view changes with the current, and lasts a thousand years. I thought about this earlier this week as I enjoyed a paddle boat ride through my river town, Appleton, Wisconsin. Thanks to the [...]