Chris Lytle, Guest Author An ice storm hit Madison, Wisconsin in March of 1976. It was a doozy, a disaster, crippling much of the city. It was also the best thing that could have happened to a young radio advertising salesperson.
You know those things you see online constantly, “Top 5 Waterfalls of India,” or “Worst Places to Retire.” Well, I’ll offer this: “Five Best Places to Get Seasick.”
I’m not sure if I’d ever been to a circus before. At around five or six years old, I probably hadn’t. I do remember the excitement when I found out the Cole Brothers Circus was coming to town.
(From Favorites Collection – Original published 12/29/15) The sun was starting to rise brightly above the Catalina Mountains. To the west, a nearly full moon was slowly calling it quits for the day. My dog Roy and I left for our walk a bit earlier than usual.
Category: Personal Stories
From time to time, we have picked on Facebook and the quality of its content. But, admittedly, there are a lot of good posts and usable advice that surfaces.
My father, Woodrow Vancil, died at age 30, a promising young architect. He worked with the drafting tools you see at the left in this photo.
This week in 1988, a dear friend of mine passed away unexpectedly while undergoing heart surgery. Jim Watt was the General Manager at KSTT radio in Davenport, Iowa. Jim gave me my first program director job, when I was at the ripe young age of…
It was exactly six years ago, early February, 2010. It had been over a month since I’d entered the University of Wisconsin Hospitals Transplant Clinic to await a liver transplant.
Here’s what I saw pop up on Facebook the other day. Toast. Four rows of toast, four slices to a row. Sixteen slices total, conveniently numbered,
All day, February 2nd, I kept thinking about this Groundhog Day thing. If a groundhog somewhere in Pennsylvania comes out of his hibernation, or his cage, or wherever he’s been,
When I was a teenager growing up in Kewanee, Illinois, the favorite dating places were the Wanee Theatre, the Bowlmore Bowling Alley, and the A & W Drive-In.