Recently I attended the funeral for Mrs. Murphy, the mother of a childhood friend. Her passing took everyone by surprise. And, it was another sober reminder that the parents of Baby Boomers, my generation, are quietly slipping away.
We last saw each other this past summer. My friend Kathleen was in from the East Coast and suggested a lunch date with our moms. We were joined by another childhood friend, Joanie, who had lost her mom a year before.
Korinthia Klein reads her essay, "Lessons in Love."
Before I had children I thought I knew love. I certainly knew what it was to love my family--my parents and my brothers and grandparents.... to love friends, and to love my husband. But loving a child is different. There is no choice in it.
Two legislative panels sunk their teeth into the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. on Thursday. A state audit has revealed evidence that WEDC gave taxpayer money to ineligible recipients and did not properly track loans and grants.
TheJoint Finance committee voted to give WEDC $59M in the 2013-14 state budget but nothing in 2014-15 unless it improves.
The Joint Audit committeegrilled WEDC executives for more than four hours.
Essayist Grace Gunderson is a soon-to-be senior majoring in creative writing at Beloit College. Gunderson, who is from Minnesota, has been studying this semester at the University of East Anglia in the UK.
So it felt like Spring for a while there, didn’t it? Our run of nice, warm weather was a welcome one, especially on the heels of what had been a very cool, very wet start to the season.
The gardeners among us may have been tempted by the reprieve in the deluge to go out and get some planting and pruning done. But was that a wise move? And what has this soggy season meant to our lawns?
Lake Effect gardening contributor Melinda Myers says don't worry.
When you’re the parent of a small child, there are certain milestones in the physical and mental development you tend to look out for. But beyond the obvious one – things like walking and talking – are some more subtle markers of a child’s development.
Milwaukee’s proposed streetcar project has hit a bump in the road. The Legislature’s Joint Finance committee Thursday approved a provision in the Public Service Commission’s budget, that would shift any related costs for the streetcar from utility ratepayers to the city.