wilco at breese stevens

Wilco at Breese Stevens

A few weekends back, Dave and I walked over to Breese Stevens to see Wilco perform live. Months back, when I found out Wilco was to perform in Madison, I was ecstatic. In the summer of 2007, the band released their sixth album, Sky Blue Sky. That summer, I lived in a run-down fraternity house on campus, surviving through a massive life…

eaux claires

She Weekends: Eaux Claires

My weekend: Over the past few days, Dave and I took off for a long weekend away. We ventured into Minnesota for the first time together, exploring and eating our way through the Twin Cities. While we were rained out of our dinner plans on Wednesday evening, we tried to cram everything we wanted to do in the Cities into…

coincidence of coconut cake

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake

When a coworker recommended Amy E. Reichert’s book, The Coincidence of Coconut Cake, by leading with the fact that the story took in Milwaukee, I became intrigued. A week or so after this initial conversation, another colleague recommended the same book. I became hooked. Both of their reviews were correct. It is a sweet story that is as perfectly refreshing as an…