Frogger?

Elon Musk always seems to be making headlines. Sometimes it’s good news, like being named ‘Time’ magazine’s “Man of the Year” or being identified as the world’s second richest person, with an estimated net worth of $151 billion. Sometimes it’s bad news, like reports of Musk having to pay $11 billion in taxes. Or, when […]

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Your Liver is Grateful

When World War I broke out in Europe in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson pledged neutrality and tried to keep the U.S. out of the conflict. But after Germany sank several American merchant ships, killing their passengers and crew, Wilson asked Congress for “a war to end all wars” that would “make the world safe for […]

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Keep Your Eyes on the Road

Last week we got together for dinner with my sister and we got to telling funny stories from our youth. She recounted one incident where a friend of hers was driving down College Avenue in Appleton. There was a photography studio on the Avenue that had blown up posters in their window of high schoolers’ […]

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When Pigs Fly

Earlier this year, our family flew to San Francisco for Spring Break. Eventually. After a smooth flight from Appleton to Chicago, we got stuck on the runway for over 4 hours at O’Hare because of an unexpected April blizzard. They then canceled our flight and couldn’t get us on another one for three days. Oh, […]

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Autopilot?

My great-uncle Clarence used to tell awesome stories. Some of his favorites were from his days teaching driver’s education. One of his students asked if she could put on the cruise control. When he said yes, she reclined the seat, put her hands behind her head, and enjoyed the ride. Thankfully he grabbed the wheel […]

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