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Feast, Fire, & Friendship at Windy Ridge Pottery

One of my favorite things in the spring is Joe and Christy Cole’s first kiln firing party at Windy Ridge Pottery.  We are like moths drawn to flames toward the giant 3 chambered kiln dubbed “the camel” by my friend Claire.  Thank goodness there is always … Continue reading

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The Driftless Film Festival

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Last week, my partner Keith and I attended the opening of the 3rd annual Driftless Film Festival.  We saw Beasts of the Southern Wild, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.  The movie centered on … Continue reading

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A Super Event

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I recently received my copy of Super Snacks for Super Kids written and photograph by Dr. Sarah Fox and Julie Stephenson.  To combat kid crankiness,  I like to offer healthful snacks (with their parents’ permission of course) before or after … Continue reading

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Kusaka: Under the Sun

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Great news there is now a Japanese restaurant in Mineral Point.  Hiroko and Chris Messer have recently opened Kusaka, meaning “under the sun”, named after Hiroko’s grandmother.  The couple made a big move from Sendai, Japan (where an earthquake triggered tsunami … Continue reading

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