high-style in madison

fresco rooftop restaurant is one of those rare Madison sites with its super-modern, high-style atmosphere... yet, it retains some semblance of coziness as you step into the outdoor sculpture garden and listen to the campus buzz of State Street. Check it out sometime... 227 State St, 3rd Floor inside MMoCA.

verde lake

It's somewhat impossible to leave a lake-view vacation spot. You almost have to tear yourself away because it's such a relaxing escape. I often wonder if living on a lake would be the same as vacationing on a lake... Likely not because if you'd wake up to that view every morning, you might begin to take it for granted. For now I plan to just visit and soak up all the lake's beauty in short spurts.


puppy love

Have you ever seen a puppy look at a puppy?
Vizsla pup (14 months) looks at Weimaraner pup (6 weeks).

1/2 never looked so good

1.5 something.... 50+.... and ~13. Today I cheered on two of my friends while they completely rocked the half-ironman triathalon in Racine, Wisconsin. The scene was beautiful.... a sea of athletic people cheer on their other athletic friends and family among a rich blue backdrop (Lake Michigan) and a steady cool(er) summer breeze. What a rush.

Congrats Jim and Morgan. You made me proud.



this morning, myself and a friend, had the pleasure of touring around madison's neighboring community, cross plains. lush green landscapes, the fresh smell of rain and few cars made the start of this day one to remember. 30+ miles on my USA made, Trek Madone... life doesn't get much better than this.


water is beautiful design

Have you ever really looked at a lake... like really looked at it-- A huge body of water with people floating on top of it in boats or kayaks. It's such a peaceful part of nature. Smooth waves flow with the wind.

Tonight I enjoyed one of Madison's best summer hot spots. The Memorial Union Terrace, shown here at night. It's located lakeside on Lake Mendota. Local musicians, steady warm breeze and good conversation with friends. Thanks Terri, Suzi and Donna.

Lakes are beautiful.


the morning

Take a look around you and notice the beauty in all things. Wake up slowly. Brew your own coffee. Sit down and read a book... don't read the news, it's all negative. Look out the window. Watch the birds. Smile and remind yourself how good it feels to be alive.