NOT SO BIG HOUSE IN LIBERTYVILLE

This past weekend, I went to Chicago with my daughters.  My youngest has been accepted to Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and we went down to explore nearby neighborhoods where she may live.  (Yes, I know it was St. Patrick’s Day this weekend – that certainly made Chicago a […]

USING EVERY PARTICLE OF PINE

The temperature for March 15 around Madison WI typically varies from 27°F to 41°F.  Today it hit 80.  It’s never done that before. All the more reason to build the most energy efficient, sustainable building practices house that we can. That meant working outside in tee shirts, although in the […]

EXPOSING SCHOOL LUNCHES

I got assigned to write a profile of a blogger for ON WISCONSIN, the University of Wisconsin-Madison alumni publication.  The topic immediately caught my attention, but I had no idea how impressed I was about to become with Sarah Wu. Here’s how the piece starts: A hotdog encased in soggy […]