SoCS: There’s Always Another

One last post about September biking vacation and then I’ll shut up. The aftertaste, the honeymoon period, has been sweet. On the Sunday of that glorious week, biking buddy and I were on the trail during most of a Green Bay Packer vs. Minnesota Viking football game that started at noon. However, in doing so, we were burning a lot of calories and around 1:00 pm, our tummies told us it was time for fuel. Carbs and protein. We decidedRead more

Another Year of Living

“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” ~Voltaire~ Today I am grateful to my parents and God for giving me life. It’s my birthday! Presents and niceties are not required, but deeply appreciated. I’m not celebrating too much today as I’ll be at work and have nothing planned for the evening hours. My birthday celebration occurred this past weekend.  Although Saturday was fall-ish cool, it was beautifullyRead more

Dinnertime with Schnitzel

“This week, focus on dinnertime: share a meal with us, or shoot during your dinner hour. Blogger’s choice!” Stone Cellar is a popular brewpub and restaurant in Appleton. It also has the best Jaeger Schnitzel around. Actually, their schnitzel compares to that which my mom used to make. Mom’s own mother, who came from Germany with her husband and oldest son around the turn of the 20th century, was the master who taught youngest daughter the fine art of makingRead more

Sunset Moon

Glorious in the sky, the moon appeared. The winds from earlier in the day had softened. After a tiring day at the office, the rectangular track around the apartment complex summoned a pair of sneakers. Saucony, size 9. Anyways… Around the buildings I walked. While the sun set. I’m really not fond of the “buy this piece of property” sign that adorns the field. This would have been a prettier photo without it. Anyways… The nostrils tingle from the cold. It’sRead more