Tag Archives: childhood

Wisconsin Diarist: Good Night, Ann B., Wherever You Are

(I wrote this in September, 2010) The siding industry should be alerted to the existence of Hudson, Wisconsin. I had occasion to pass through my old hometown last weekend, and I was struck by how little my neighborhood had changed, architecturally, since we moved away in 1990. It is a river town, your last stop […]

My Back Pages: The Guy Who Came Into the Cold

(I wrote this for The National in Abu Dhabi in February, 2009. It is no longer extant on their site, so I am posting it here) Just over a hundred years ago my father’s family settled in the town of Luck in northern Wisconsin.  Winter descends there in October or November and lingers until April […]