schlemiel, schlimazel

When genuine stress threatens, it's nice to take a step back. Last week, we gratefully sunk ourselves all the way back into the turn of the century, velvet covered, ambitious immigrant charm of downtown Milwaukee. Sometimes, you need a good schnitzel. With foul weather pounding, we stuck close to our quarters at the Pfister Hotel, [...]

A Sweet Sixteen inspired look at four glorious years

Tomorrow night we'll be all decked out in our blue and gold to celebrate Marquette University's third straight trip to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. Our allegiance to the Golden Eagles Warriors began more than 30 years ago when we wandered onto that sweet little urban campus utterly naïve to its eternal hold. I thank Marquette every [...]

Chicago is our kind of town

"Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning." - Carl Sandburg We tasted Chicago this weekend and enjoyed 24 hours of wind-blown, gnocchi-flavored, irreverent fun. We celebrated life in all of its delicious, silly, competitive, tasty, warm, witty glory so that, by [...]