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In Central Wisconsin, A Metalworker And His Sons Make Art At The Forge

Boleslaw Kochanowski spends hours at his drafting table in his office above the blacksmith shop, creating designs for his metal ...

Father And Son Cherish Same Church In Two Norways

Sometimes when we’re far from home, it’s nice to have something familiar around to keep us connected. Contributor Eric Dregni ...

A Family Affair: Father And Daughter Reflect On Generations Of Military Service

Like her father before her, Captain Alice Bechtol joined the U.S. Army as a family tradition. Growing up in a ...

Forgiveness Explored In Milwaukee Writer Deshawn McKinney’s New Poetry Book

Finding forgiveness is deeply personal. Sometimes, it’s easy to forgive someone who’s wronged you and move on. Other times, the ...

In The Midst Of A Pandemic, A New Life Brings Hope

Bringing a new life into this world is a blessing, and being able to share a newborn with family and ...

Charles Sheppard, Who Helped Hundreds Of Homeless Vets In Milwaukee, Dies Of COVID-19 At 61

Charles Sheppard of Milwaukee found his calling in helping fellow veterans. Tragically, he died from COVID-19 in June. He's one ...

Fine Print: Lessons From A Family Company

Running a family business can instill pride and a valuable work ethic that circulates through the household. Wisconsin writer Nancy ...

Dear Papa, I’m Writing To You On Birch Bark

When WPR producer Steve Gotcher's daughter, Erika, was a little girl, she started a now 25-year tradition of sending him ...

The Hill That Goes Up That Goes Down: A Bit Of Family Magic At Devil’s Lake

My family likes to go camping a lot. And when I was a kid back in the 1980s, one of ...

Parenting In A Pandemic: We’re All Doing The Best We Can

Every day after lunch, my son and I go for a walk. It’s one of the pleasant parts of our ...

Bless These Pests: Welcoming The Garden Invaders

Ever feel like you’re constantly battling garden invaders? Dealing with the weeds, bugs, and critters can be a never-ending, daunting ...

First Bikes And Quality Time For A Dad And His Daughter

There’s a band that I’ve followed on and off since college called Pedro The Lion, and they released a new ...

Living With Childhood Grief

Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School student Abbie Pochel reflects on her journey of finding out her father had pancreatic ...

Rejection, Gratitude, And Forgiveness: Dealing With Divorce

Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School student Sarah Hubler reflects on the pain she feels from her parents’ divorce. She ...

A Father And Son’s Chilly Trout Fishing Expedition

Trout fishing conjures an image of sparkling sunlight reflecting on a rushing stream and a fisherman in hip boots confidently ...