Orson Welles “War Of The Worlds” in history today: The Presteblog

78 years ago today, a Cheesehead (though the term was still young then) scared the pants off of most of America with his radio broadcast.  Orson Welles was a Wisconsin native who grew up in Kenosha, and became one of the greatest filmmakers in history. Today in 1938, CBS (radio, obviously, because there was no … Continue reading

Discovery World Cheeseheads Style

We had a lot of fun doing a screening at Discovery World in Milwaukee thanks to CEO Joel Brennan, who hosted the Les Paul scene in the documentary.  It was one of those sort of events where the weather was just perfect, the setting was just right, and a good deal of friends showed up … Continue reading

Fearless Flying Flags

Took these while traveling around the state.  The really big one at top is from Sheboygan.  The ones beautifully lit by the sun were outside the Kwik Trip headquarters in La Crosse. Beautiful and peaceful, yet fearless flying flags.  And the only one that is flying forward (dead center) is outside the Harley-Davidson museum in … Continue reading

A Part Of Lawrence University History

We had a fun time screening the film at the amazingly beautiful Lawrence University Warch Center on an even more gorgeous campus that has been a part of Wisconsin since, well before Wisconsin was even a state (1847), though despite it’s founding then, first classes were not held until the fall of 1849. Needless to … Continue reading

Trinity Lutheran Church MKE

Trinity Lutheran Church Milwaukee.  What a beautiful building.  Enough said. * * * * * *

WPR Fun With Joy Cardin

It took us a while of wrangling, but we were finally able to work out a day to be on WPR’s The Joy Cardin show.  And while getting up at 4:30am is not high on my list of priorities, it was well worth it so be on-air for the 6:00am hour of the show.  Thanks … Continue reading

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

Harley Davidson Despite The Winter Snow

I know, we gotta pack the Harley Davidson up every winter and leave it be in the garage.  But you can still stop by the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee in the winter and get your fix.  Here’s a few cool shots from last year. * * *   * * *

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