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The shot heard ‘round the farm: Dad’s baseball is a goner

Remember the classic scene in “The Sandlot?” When Smalls hits a homer into the neighbor’s yard...and it turns out the ...

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 ...

Promises kept: Madison woman reflects on her late father’s life

Many of us reach a point in life when it's our turn to take care of our parents. That was ...

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 ...

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 tradition of sending him letters on ...

Madison musician connects with his heritage and father by archiving Ho-Chunk recordings

Clint Greendeer is a Madison-based musician and member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. A few years ago, his family member found ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...