Four Eyes are Better Than Two

April 8th, 2017

I’ve had glasses as long as I can remember. As a teen in the ’90s, they were large and purple. When college approached, I went the wire-rimmed route. Later, rectangular frames were my shape of choice. But today, as I approach my 40s and have — finally — learned what looks best on my face…


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These Flowers Won’t Wilt

April 4th, 2017

Let’s face it: Mother Nature is that finicky friend who can never decide where she wants to go for dinner. Chinese? Ugh, then I’ll bloat. Italian? Too many carbs. Sushi? That darn shellfish allergy again … In the case of Mother Nature — and especially her gift of spring — she can never quite decide…


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This Milwaukeean Talks

March 26th, 2017

When I was a child, I took a lot of car rides with my grandpa. We would ride, side by side looking for deer and other animals. Sometimes he’d pull over and pick me a bouquet of flowers. As far as grandpa’s go, mine was just about the best. One day after a ride, I…


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