Free Things to Do in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin is an awesome city to live in, especially for a young couple like Dave and I. It is vibrant and energetic and one that prides itself on providing free entertainment and activities for it’s residents. Over the two years we’ve lived here, we’ve had the opportunity to try out several of those free activities, but there are still plenty we’ve yet to try! Here are some free things to do in Madison that everyone should try at least once....more

Why Wisconsin is the Best State to Live

I’ve lived in Wisconsin my entire life, in various cities and towns across the central and southern parts of the state. After 24 years as a Wisconsinite, I have no desire to move anytime soon. I’ve definitely had my complaints about the state (such as the occasional need for a winter coat in July), but they’re overshadowed by benefits. We might fly under the radar, but here are 11 reasons why Wisconsin is the best state to live:...more

What do you call a boat/car? It’s an Amphicar.

This amphibious boat/car promised to revolutionize drowning.  Actually, it’s an Amphicar that we enjoyed following on Wisconsin’s Lake Noquebay in our boat....more

Summer Travel

Summer is in full swing.  Last summer we visited friends in Wisconsin.  One of the nicest places we encountered was the Wollersheim Winery. This year we decided to take a road trip back. A winery is more about great tasting wine.  The scenery is breathtaking, and you really do learn a lot. The whole visit was really amazing, and I found new things to try.  Read more........more

The Brat Summit

The Brat Summit held by Scott Walker today in Maple Bluffs Wisconsin.Last week, governor Scott Walker offered a bipartisan picnic invitation to his government colleagues at his acceptance speech.  Today the “Brat Summit” is taking place in Maple Bluffs Wisconsin.  The party was set to begin at 3:00 and as of last count estimate by Fox News, there were about a hundred people attending, both Democrats and Republicans. ...more

Wisconsin Voters Reject Recall Attempt of Governor Scott Walker

In the 2008 presidential primary season, the late spring-early summertime blossomed with pundit opportunities, what with Hillary dropping out and Barack Obama consolidating his nomination....more
I won't get into an argument about why I support unions. I will say that high voter turnout is ...more

Wisconsin Bellwether

Humm...I wonder what this "1 person listening" means? Being new here, I'm still just trying to ...more

Should Photo ID be Required to Vote?

 Today, Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess of Wisconsin issued permanent injunction against the bill that passed last year that would require state ID in  order to vote.  You would have to show either a valid driver’s license, US passport, or a student ID that expires within 2 years or a military ID in order to vote.  How about something that proves you are a resident, such as a utility bill or a medicare card?  They unfortunately do not meet the current requirements. ...more
Thank you. I re-posted this on @ShowIDtoVote on facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/ShowIDtoVotemore

The Great Snowstorm

We had a snowstorm the other day, predicted to snarl traffic and down powerlines.  The kind of snow that you can hear falling, that sticks to all your windows, big, fat and wet flakes.  The kind of snowstorm that makes you just want to cozy up around the fireplace.                                             ...more
 @SunbonnetSmart.com Oooh, ooh, "whipped cream and chocolate shavings on top," I forgot about ...more