Humor, photography

Which Team Has the Best Mascot?

Why the Madison soccer (football) team of course! For a joke snowdrift deep in irony, our professional soccer team Forward Madison has a pink flamingo as its mascot. “The world’s second favorite team” has inspired loyalty since their start date in May 2018 and a rosy throng of yard decorations has sprung up all over […]

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Nature, Sports, travel

Public Art: Madison’s Got it Covered

How can we beautify Madison? The Madison Arts Council has colorful designs by local artists on three dozen utility boxes around downtown and east side of the city. Since my pace has slowed down in the last week due to my leg injury, my partner drove me around for a from-the-car-photo-shoot of our curbside art […]

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Architecture, The Americas

The Cutest Isthmus Little Free Library

What began in Hudson, Wisconsin and has spread worldwide? You may have guessed from the title, the Little Free Library movement! The founder in Hudson, Todd Bol, decided that one way to promote literacy and community was to form a book exchange where anyone could take a book or leave a book. My neighbor and […]

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Music, The Americas

World Music in Madison

Madison has incredible free festivals all summer long. We enjoy free live music to celebrate our brief warm months. I’d like to show you a sample from last weekend’s entertainment, the World Music Festival and Willy St. Fair. The festival begins on the outdoor patio of the UW Wisconsin Union. We sit on the signature […]

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Spanish Culture and Language

Flamenco in Madison?

This last weekend was a winter highlight, the International Festival of Madison. The many cultures that grace this small city are represented in music, dance and food. To mention a fraction of the offerings: Capoeira, Swiss Alphorns, German music, Taiwan Puppets and for dances; Mexican Folkloric, East Indian, African, Chinese, Bolivian and Lithuanian. We wish […]

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