News — 1

PUMPING IRONY: So Sad

Posted by admin on

I’m at an age when funerals beckon way more frequently than weddings, so you’d think I’d have figured out the whole grieving thing by now. That’s the first thought that came to mind last week when I heard that my 73-year-old brother, affectionately known as The Tin Man (he once ran a siding company), had tumbled into the cancer vortex. A PET scan revealed tumors invading his scalp and shoulder, his liver and lymph nodes, his tibia and back. “We have called the Mayo,” his daughter wrote in a text replete with heart emojis and a call for prayers. I...

Read more →


The Fault Lines of Midwestern Racism Run Deep

Posted by admin on

Dear Wisconsin– Dear swing state: Dear battleground and infinite presidential visit: Dear broken-heartland: Dear flyover: Dear Packer fan and Brewer fan and anti-labor leader: Dear Act 10: Dear apple orchard and cranberry bog: Dear Tammy and Ron: Dear Cheesehead: Dear Butter Burger: Dear diabetes and high cholesterol and Ironman: Dear Supermax and overcrowded county lockup: Dear red tape and yellow tape, supper club and polka mixtape: Dear bottle glass and chalk silhouette: Dear cell phone footage: Dear seventh bullet in my back: Dear Tony Robinson and now dearest Kyla: Dear Governor Evers, Lt. Governor and Brother Mandela, and former Governor...

Read more →


The idea of having house rules or family rules sounds like tyranny, the last thing parents want for their kids

Posted by admin on

But when done right, house rules for kids provide needed structure and predictability. The family members understand the existence and purpose of the rule. The kids feels safer, and everyone’s stress — particularly yours — goes down. Now, there’s a big difference between any rule and the right rule. So we asked a variety of child psychologists and therapists to suggest family rules and house rules that parents of children 4 to 7 years old should consider enforcing. Some are for the kids, and some are for parents. But, in truth, all rules are for the adults to follow and...

Read more →


Cheap by Choice: How to Embrace a Non-Consumer Lifestyle

Posted by admin on

By Daisy Luther As a parent, sometimes I’ve asked my kids to do things they don’t want to do.  (Haven’t we all?)  The biggest key to their success in the endeavor is their attitude. Scenario #1: Me: Kiddo, it’s time to swap your winter clothes for your spring clothes. Please go through your closet, sort through your winter clothes, and get rid of the stuff that’s too small or that you don’t want anymore. Kiddo:  I don’t want to!  I hate this! It’s not fair!!! Kiddo goes through the closet, angrily shoving things in a garbage bag without taking a...

Read more →


22 Best 30 Oz Cups

Posted by admin on

  2 Pack LinkStyle 30 oz Tumbler Handle Hand Holder Grip Cup Holder for 30 Oz YETI Tumbler, Ozark Trail Tumblers, Sic Rambler Travel Cup 2 Pack LinkStyle 30 oz Tumbler Handle Hand Holder Grip Cup Holder for 30 Oz YETI Tumbler, Ozark Trail Tumblers, Sic Rambler Travel Cup - Comfortable handle for 30 oz tumbler firmly grips your tumbler at any angle, even upside down. Double rubber rings designing for more stability easy to put it on or take it off. This tumbler mug handle can fit for ozark trail 30 oz tumbler, yeti rambler 30 oz, sic rambler. Dirt-resistant...

Read more →