Walking With the Wind

By Boak Wiesner Brief whisps of snow one morning in the middle of a week that was bookended by otherwise unseasonably warm weather. 64 after Veterans Day? “Let me tell you about winds,” says Almasy. This week was all about wind. The wind was raw, indeed; so here are the raw facts: Wind is air moving…

Early Morning Stroll

By Mary Beth Pottratz Gusty winds whip the 40-degree air into a chill-spiked blast on my face. The blush of morning against a stone-grey sky in the west fades away as the crimson-orange sun edges slowly over the horizon. Only partly up, the half-orb becomes as bright as hot August glare, but shares no warmth….

Wildlife Sightings

By Ulrike Axen I heard news last week of a cougar sighting in Wisconsin; pictures from a trail camera were confirmed by the Wisconsin DNR. Out West where I lived, we were used to cougar sightings, but they are still rare here in the Midwest. These animals are probably looking for new territory, as their…