My father was one of the original Madmen and worked in advertising. On the weekends, he sometimes created art projects like transforming a baby buggy into a shoe. It was the 4th of July and my sister, Patty, and I were characters from, The Old Woman and the Shoe. I'm the old woman and she's one... Continue Reading →
In the Land of Happy People and Cheese – A Photo Essay
Let the Wild Rumpus begin! Courtney and Kelly are channeling Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are while playing with the mural my dad painted. Last week, my family flew back to Madison, Wisconsin. You gotta love their (our) sense of humor. As I was leaving the terminal at the airport, the security guard said,... Continue Reading →
Not in My Neighborhood!
The prairie dogs debate.
Road Trip to Wisconsin – An Appetizing Adventure
There is something about a road trip that conjures up memories of the non-air conditioned family station wagon with windows that could only be cranked halfway down in the back seat, a map the size of the entire dash board, getting lost, and drive-thru restaurants. Last week when our family traveled from Colorado to Wisconsin,... Continue Reading →
Oprah and Me
When I was in my late twenties and living in Madison, Wisconsin, I had to get my wisdom teeth pulled. I shuddered at the thought of having my gums sliced open and impacted molars removed, but looked forward to a couple of days off from work as a medical illustrator at the VA Hospital. The day after... Continue Reading →