Category Archives: Tales from the front lines

Yuppies, yippies, black nationalists, & feminists

 — nothing has changed since that summer of 1970. Something tells the Head Groundskeeper that he is well past the halfway mark on a life well lived. Anyway, he spends a lot of time peering into the rear view mirror. Pulled … Continue reading

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Dearly departed …

The final account down! The Head Groundskeeper’s wife, the Lovely Lisa, wants your favorite bloggeur to write his obituary.  We prefer to attach a benign interpretation to her demand but we’re trying to be extra special nice to the dear … Continue reading

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An editor & publisher at age 7

Start the presses! The most recent editor of the Wisconsin State Journal is moving upstairs to a job at corporate hdq. Jason Adrians, we hardly knew ye. Isn’t that the case with every newspaper editor and publisher these days? Who … Continue reading

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We spent New Year’s Eve back in time

In a place out of the way. They don’t make places like this any more. Gilbertson’s general store, established in 1894, located in the kind of crossroads town so vital to Wisconsin’s countryside in the days before the horseless carriage. … Continue reading

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Yes, we can read

and write about it! Great thing about my book club (aside from admitting the likes of me) is members won’t stand for massive tomes. Which probably rules out the Head Groundskeeper’s current read, which totals 758 pages. That would be the Last … Continue reading

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The happy little ghosts of Christmas past

Look, Dave, look! Not a thousand Hallmark Christmas movies can recapture the magic of a child’s Christmas. Maybe Cousin Eddie on Christmas Vacation, our favorite holiday movie (along with It’s a Wonderful Life), whose heart is bigger than his brain. … Continue reading

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