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

Wisconsin Bellwether

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

"Mommy, Why Does Baby G. Have to Go to Jail?"

"Mommy, why does Baby G. have to go to jail?" That was the question my 9 year old daughter Betty asked when she saw me crying. The news had just come that my friends unbelievably and incomprehensibly lost their adoption case. I struggled to explain the unexplainable to Betty....more

My heart is breaking for this family and this little girl. On the other hand, having grown up ...more

Insulting Maiden Rock, WI

Insulting Maiden Rock, WI The dog and I were down at the park on the edge of Lake Pepin again today. It's going to snow later today. The sky is overcast and the breeze is sharp. It's April 19th and I, and most of the residents of the midwestern United States, looked at the forecast of snow off and on all week and cried out "No, it was SPRING!" Well, it was Spring for a couple of weeks there. And it may be Spring again. But it's not going to be Spring these week. Sometimes I think it must be nice to live in California. Yes, they have earthquakes once in a while....more