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A winter weekend in Door County through a native's eyes

Published Feb. 15, 2016

On the first of the year, I went home to Door County, where I was once a local. You never know how visiting is going to go come winter, but if you know what to do, Door County is still pretty special come the dead of winter.


Preparations underway for Slice of Ice reopening

Published Dec. 17, 2015

Despite the recent warmer than usual temperatures, the County announced this afternoon that preparations are underway to open the outdoor Slice of Ice at Red Arrow Park skating rink this weekend.


I got dibs on that parking spot. Yeah, dibs, you turkey

Published March 3, 2015

This latest snow fall made me realize something. I've never called dibs here. I'm not alone. I don't see any Milwaukeeans shoveling out angled parking spots or street parking spots and calling dibs on their handiwork. You know, "dibs." See, this is a real thing that real people do - specifically 90 miles south of us in Chicago. And it's serious business.


Social Circle: Bugs or snow?

Published Jan. 25, 2015

A lot of Wisconsinites complain about the cold and snow, but given the choice, would we move to a warmer climate if we could? There are definitely trade offs - including that many places with higher annual temperatures also have a larger population of bugs. Which would you prefer: snow or bugs?


Bradford Beach in the wintertime

Published Jan. 23, 2015

As much as I do enjoy other people, there are times I also love to be where they are not. One of these times was last winter - Milwaukee's coldest in about three decades - when I had reached my threshold for football and "Real Housewives" and living with 50 other people in one building, went down the hill, and took a walk on Bradford Beach along Lake Michigan. It was the most restorative thing I had done in a long time.

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Snow Globe

Snow globes, transparent sphere in a delicate glass prison. Once false move the fragile contents can shatter in a sopping mess on the floor. So safe under the protective bubble. A cozy red brick house with tall trees and snow mounds. Cheerful figures with rosy cheeks. Fuzzy mittens and vivid f...

Early Departure

Friday January 31st, 2014 – Findlay, OH    This is turning out to be an especially nasty winter, but we’ve been due for one for a few years now so I’m not complaining. If I’m going to be based where I am, it has to be expected. I’d love to be based somew...

Chill-i-Fest 2011 Promises Lots of Family Fun

Chill-i-Fest 2011 Promises Lots of Family Fun Oconomowoc, WI - Downtown Oconomowoc will be abuzz with ice sculpting, winter sports and culinary competition during the 4th annual Chill-i-Fest, Saturday, January 15, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, sponsored by the Downtown Oconomowoc Merchants As...

Here Comes The Cold

Monday November 17th, 2008 - Chicago, IL Hello winter my old friend. The myth of global warming doesn’t hide the fact that we’re all about to get blasted by your fury one more year. I for one am not thrilled about it and if I had a reason to move somewhere warm I would. But I don&rsqu...

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