July 27, 2012
Give comfort to those in need this holiday season through Winona National Bank’s Bears & Blankets collection campaign. Drop off a NEW teddy bear or blanket starting Friday, November 23, through Monday, December 10, at any Winona National Bank office location (1491 West Broadway, 204 Main Street, 840 Mankato Avenue) during regular business hours. Winona National employees will deliver the items to local organizations before Christmas, and...
May 2, 2012
He can’t remember much of the accident, or the following couple of weeks for that matter; but friends and family help Bob Pacocha fill in the missing pieces of a fall that changed their lives.
March 9, 2012
Names are important. They recognize an individual, make a person tangible, and give them worth. In the beginning of the first Harry Potter book, the villain is so awful that for a spell, they only refer to him as He Who Must Not Be Named. This is how I have come to think of the man who directed vile, lewd, and blatantly inhuman comments towards Sandra Fluke after her congressional testimony on the importance of women's reproductive rights.
December 31, 2011
Goodness for December 19 – 25, 2011
Monday: full arc rainbows, all day long
Tuesday: the American-English words I was asked to describe in class: hot (like “attractive”), fall (like “autumn”), crunch/crash (supposed to be crush, like “infatuated”), try out, freak out and BJ
December 23, 2011
What I didn't say in my holiday letter is that there is so much that never makes it to the page. No one wants to read about your heartbreaks and disappointments and struggles and mistakes. We carefully craft the news of our year to suggest our positive outlook, highlight our endearing offspring, and nuance our hopes and beliefs for the future so they seem similar to everyone elses.
December 22, 2011
Goodness from December 5-11, 2011
Monday: the fear invoked by the screaming baboons
Tuesday: lac Léman and the Alps
Wednesday: Giselle’s connectable charm
Friday: Strasbourg’s Christmas decorations
Saturday: nice kids – but I mean, the nicest
Sunday: el vino de la risa – grown, bottled and drunk exclusively in Pontarlier
December 6, 2011
The kids love getting the Christmas tree. We go to the same tree lot every year--there are singing decorations and a mass of people in a heated garage drinking and tying things on wreaths "artistically". Between gulps of PBR, they remember to ask our kids if they would like a candy cane over the noise of the chainsaw that is trimming the trunk of our tree. What can I say? I am a sucker for tradition.
November 30, 2011
This caught my eye when we were in Linton (IN) visiting family for Thanksgiving - or maybe that's Tanksgiving...
November 21, 2011
Give comfort to those in need this holiday season through Winona National Bank’s Bears & Blankets collection campaign. Drop off a NEW teddy bear or blanket starting Friday, November 25, through Monday, December 12, at any Winona National Bank office location (1491 West Broadway, 204 Main Street, 840 Mankato Avenue) during regular business hours. Winona National employees will deliver the items to 10 local organizations before Christmas...
November 16, 2011
Participants in the Walk will have the chance to support the local economy and over 30 regional artists who make glass, jewelry, paintings, ceramics, wood carvings, textiles, photography, baskets, Christmas ornaments and more.
10:00am to 5:00pm