A cold autumn day, an oddball lyric, a crackling fire, all blending to summon a long-gone spring day and a smile.
Based on neighborhood historians we know this set had been hosting clambering kids for at least 25 years.
One tries to avoid writing about the same thing two weeks in a row, especially something so fleeting as a National Football League game, but w…
I revel in a symbol around which we cheeseheads can all still largely unite, even in these fractious times.
There is much richness to be observed amongst the rotting leaves and fallen pine needles underfoot.
We dug potatoes all afternoon, then at suppertime stood on the deck surveying the spread of boxes and buckets in the yard and took turns guess…
I am not writing to claim credit for the richness of our field trip. Rather I am writing my gratitude for the richness of those around me.
It was a lush and sunbaked day but somehow I still wound up in a brain wallow.
I have reached that stage of life in which I am working on not doing things just because.
The open country, the open air, the sun, the sweat ... it all put me in a spirit of purity.
Being a little nervous in front of a tent full of people when no one — yourself included — knows where you’re headed or how you’ll get back to…
What first registers as a sense of not fitting in, slowly shifts to a sense of how happy you are you didn’t wind up in a joint like this until…
We covered some of the more troublesome topics of our time but sometimes worry is just you revving in neutral.
I staggered around for a while seeing nothing but the pulsing imprint of blinding illumination. It was like my eyeballs were floating in a lava lamp.
To declare ourselves chosen is to unwittingly echo the chorus of every failed civilization preceding.
Tragedy is the bonding agent, but the memories we always find our way to are the goofy ones.
I first realized this back in the freshly bald days when I gouged my head on a protruding roofing nail in my garage.
I did so little road time last year I never took the snow tires off the tour van.
It is my naïve hope that what we are doing here is acknowledging each other as humans.
At some point I realized we were all standing there not checking our phones.
From the editor: Devil's Lake, other hot spots in Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa and Illinois are worth your while.
It doesn’t get much more old-fashioned than that. Clear back to the caves.