February 13, 2015
Editor's Note: For nearly 20 years, skiers have gathered to ski across frozen Chequamegon Bay at night. Writer John Hildebrand tells us about the perspective gained – and lost – on ...
January 5, 2015
Editor's Note: Wisconsin’s calendar is filled year ‘round with Lutheran lutefisk dinners, Catholic fish fries, and other church-sponsored meals. These events serve as fundraisers and as carriers of community identity and ...
December 26, 2014
Editor's Note: Ice skating is one of the pleasures of winter. Many neighborhoods have their own rinks. Writer John Hildebrand tells us about learning to skate backwards. Last year the city ...
January 15, 2014
The South, New York, New England – they all conjure certain images and characteristics. But what does it mean to be Midwestern? Writer John Hildebrand reflects on the values and ...
September 25, 2013
Vacations are the heart of the summer months. With the start of fall, we’re left with stories of where we’ve been and what we’ve seen. Writer John Hildebrand thinks the ...
February 15, 2013
Valentine’s Day can elicit groans but it also inspires reflections on the meaning of love. Writer John Hildebrand considers marriage and the bonds that tie us all together.
January 8, 2013
Winter can seem dark and foreboding with its short days and long nights. Commentator John Hildebrand finds comfort in the varying kinds of winter light.
October 10, 2012
Friday nights in the fall mean high school football in towns across Wisconsin. Commentator John Hildebrand tells us what makes these games so endlessly appealing and timeless.
September 26, 2012
It’s officially fall and with the changing leaves and warm days and cool nights comes the bittersweet end to the gardening season. Commentator John Hildebrand reflects on the fate of ...
August 17, 2012
Summertime is reunion time for many families as far-flung aunts, uncles, and cousins use their vacation to reconnect. Commentator John Hildebrand tells us about his summers at Delavan Lake.