Happy Easter 2018

Embed from Getty Images Palestinian Christian youth carry candles during Easter prayers at the Church of Saint Porphyrius in Gaza City on April 1, 2018.

Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1863

From first proclamation until now, across generations, Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving proclamation has inspired and reassured (and ones hopes does so again today): The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to […]

Boo! Scariest Things in Whitewater, 2017

Here’s the eleventh annual FREE WHITEWATER list of the scariest things in Whitewater for 2017. The 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 editions are available for comparison. The list runs in reverse order, from mildly frightening to truly scary. 10. Dirty Dogs. This town’s like a magnet for every smooth talking heel […]

Reading and Reviewing

There are two books I’m eager to review here at FW: Katherine Cramer’s Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker (2016) and Amy Goldstein’s Janesville: An American Story (4.18.17).  Like many others, I’ve been awaiting Goldstein’s book for some time, knowing that significant works take time. For both books, […]

Easter 2017

From Pope Francis’s Twitter account (@Pontifex) this morning — Happy Easter! May you bring to all the joy and hope of the Risen Christ! pic.twitter.com/SB50xA3Gp5 — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) April 16, 2017

Friday Dogblogging: A Pup’s Good Deed

My mom works at a hospital & they have this service dog go around to cheer up patients. Here he is earlier today with the Christmas spirit?? pic.twitter.com/5J6f9tlOp4 — juliee. (@jewelsssm) December 6, 2016

Boo! Scariest Things in Whitewater, 2016

Here’s the tenth annual FREE WHITEWATER list of the scariest things in Whitewater for 2016. The 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 editions are available for comparison. The list runs in reverse order, from mildly frightening to truly scary. 10. It’s Gremlins. Ordinarily, people assume that the success or failure of government policy rests […]