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Wisconsin People & Ideas

Reflections on the Evangelical and technological soul.

the day before they found her baby tuckedinto that crawlspace for safekeeping,i sat on the kitchen floor in front of her,just two houses down from my own,knobbed bones of her knees dimpling my back

My brother’s buying some late night drive-thru tacosfinds an empty parking lottakes two bites and starts to choke on his tearsthrows the meat and shells onto cracked concrete.

We dig our father’s grave with a post hole digger.My younger brother jabs the double blade into the dark soil.Across the creek, coyotes yowl to the dusk.We’re not used to hearing them.

Joe takes the dog to the service station;feeds him donuts. Sometimes chocolate frosted.Can’t poison this dog—he’s a Lab.They hang out for awhile,listening to the regulars hold forth from their

Print and book maker Gaylord Schanilec in his Stockholm, Wisconsin studio.

Leap. It’s a word that artist and amateur naturalist Gaylord Schanilec uses frequently. In fact, Schanilec lives by the leap, often choosing artistic projects that require him to leap, both technically and conceptually.

Rushing flood waters carried off large pieces of asphalt and a gate near Glen Marshall Farm on Hwy P in Spring Coulee. Photo by Jon Lee.

For Driftless farmers, the question is not if they will see another flood but when.

Talking to others about climate change, and listening to what scientists are saying, will help us understand how to be good ancestors.

A grain-to-glass philosophy infuses the spirits created at 45th Parallel Distillery in New Richmond, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Margaret Rozga, 2018. Photo by TJ Lambert/Stages Photography.

While her writing is grounded in the life of her Bay View community, it often reaches out and touches our collective memory.

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