Badger Bars & Tavern Tales, Fun For Everyone

I met Bill Moen, the author of these two humorous and fascinating Wisconsin Bar stories books, at the Valkyrie Brewery in Dallas (Dallas WISCONSIN, that is). For any lover of good humor, these books are great.  If you love humor, beer, and Wisconsin history in all of its often odd realms, then these are a … Continue reading

The Hazelwood Historic House Museum In Green Bay

Known as the oldest home in Green Bay, the Hazelwood House, now an historical museum, has a pretty awesome view of the Fox River, though since I was there on an overcast day, the photos don’t do it justice.  It’s one of those neat little delights you can stumble upon, nestled away in a place … Continue reading

The Tripoli Shrine Center In Milwaukee

I took these shots on a snowy, gloomy day, so they don’t even come close to the dazzling nature of the Tripoli Shrine Center in Milwaukee.  Didn’t get a chance to go inside, which I hear is even more astounding, but will get around to that next time in Milwaukee. From the Tripoli Shrine Center … Continue reading

Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old-Fashioned Experience

Here’s a cool book I cam across on Amazon (via someone else sending it to me)… “Wisconsin Supper Clubs is a resource for and about supper clubs throughout Wisconsin that includes beautiful photographs of the unique supper club interiors, proprietors, and customers, as well as fascinating archival materials. Also recorded in this book are the regional … Continue reading

Does That Make It His Eleventy-Squaredth Birthday? (Humor)

Since Wisconsin does have an intimate and direct connection with Tolkien, Lord Of The Rings, and The Hobbit, that being the original manuscripts are permenantly archived at Marquette University, it only seems fitting to re-post this rather humorous  page from a fellow Cheesehead who’s site is well worth checking out for his sense of humor … Continue reading

The Legendary Mable Tainter Theatre In Menomonie

I had the pleasure of shooting a wedding at the Mable Tainter Theatre in Menomonie a while back and am just now getting around to posting the photos from this classic building which is now an historical landmark and (I lbelieve) on the national registry of historical sites.  It can also be rented for weddings … Continue reading

Four Weeks Away From Lambeau, Then & Now

Lambeau Field then and now.  The photos tell it all…  GO PACK GO… * * * LAMBEAU FIELD WHEN I WAS I CHILD… LAMBEAU FIELD AS OF THIS WEEK… Photos (C) Green Bay Packers – http://www.packers.com

The Badgers Keep Paul Bunyan’s Axe For 2012

Wisconsin retained Paul Bunyan’s Axe for the 9th straight year, topping Border Battle rival Minnesota 38-13. UWBadgers.com’s Patrick Herb gives a rundown of the action and caught up with seniors Montee Ball and Brendan Kelly to get their thoughts on the win.  Published on Oct 20, 2012 by WisconsinAthletics * * * * * *

The Hideout: Al Capone’s Northwoods Retreat Photos

Several years ago I had a chance to got to Al Capone’s Northwoods Retreat with my brother and mother (before it closed down) and was able to get some photos of the place.  It’s interesting to know that so much of the Chicago gang activity of the 1920’s had a sort of silent existence in … Continue reading

Governor Scott Walker Admits To Being A Cheesehead

I had the pleasure of interviewing Governor Scott Walker for the documentary.  He was a congenial man with a good sense of humor and a great addition to the documentary.  What I was most impressed with, besides his love of the Packers, was a great story he told about the history of beer and cheese … Continue reading