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Fine Print: Lessons From A Family Company

Running a family business can instill pride and a valuable work ethic that circulates through the household. Wisconsin writer Nancy ...

Dear Papa, I’m Writing To You On Birch Bark

When WPR producer Steve Gotcher's daughter, Erika, was a little girl, she started a now 25-year tradition of sending him ...

The Hill That Goes Up That Goes Down: A Bit Of Family Magic At Devil’s Lake

My family likes to go camping a lot. And when I was a kid back in the 1980s, one of ...

Parenting In A Pandemic: We’re All Doing The Best We Can

Every day after lunch, my son and I go for a walk. It’s one of the pleasant parts of our ...

Bless These Pests: Welcoming The Garden Invaders

Ever feel like you’re constantly battling garden invaders? Dealing with the weeds, bugs, and critters can be a never-ending, daunting ...

First Bikes And Quality Time For A Dad And His Daughter

There’s a band that I’ve followed on and off since college called Pedro The Lion, and they released a new ...

Living With Childhood Grief

Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School student Abbie Pochel reflects on her journey of finding out her father had pancreatic ...

Rejection, Gratitude, And Forgiveness: Dealing With Divorce

Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School student Sarah Hubler reflects on the pain she feels from her parents’ divorce. She ...

A Father And Son’s Chilly Trout Fishing Expedition

Trout fishing conjures an image of sparkling sunlight reflecting on a rushing stream and a fisherman in hip boots confidently ...

On Becoming A Father

Father's Day is coming up this weekend, and that has commentator Reverend Dr. Alex Gee thinking back to the very ...

Nyckelharpa: Swedish Folk Instrument Made And Played By Eau Claire Family

Earl Holzman was already an accomplished woodworker when he decided to try something new. He began making nyckelharpas, an early ...

Sunday Brunch

Father’s Day is this weekend. As kids, we tend to view ourselves as the center of our parents’ world. Writer ...