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Apr 23, 2015 6:15 AM Andy Moore

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UW-Madison Archives

Paul Ginsberg, the former longtime dean of students at UW-Madison, died Monday at age 90. In a 2006 Close to Home column, Andy Moore chronicles how Ginsberg threw him a lifeline and helped set him on a course to graduation. more

Apr 15, 2015 10:53 AM Andy Moore

“I don’t snore!” I said years ago when I started snoring. That’s for grandpas. Whose grandpa doesn’t snore? Nobody’s! That’s because they all have sleep apnea. Fact is, 12 million Americans have it. more

Mar 26, 2015 7:00 AM Andy Moore

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Lorraine Bose

Dear Diary: Oh how pretty, the leaves are turning! Just the tips of the trees a burnished gold. On my way to work I lowered my eyes to the street and WHAT? Look! Oh my! Wild turkeys! Look at those silly fellows! Wild turkeys waddling along IN THE STR more

Feb 19, 2015 2:00 PM Andy Moore

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Carolyn Fath

The Packers-Cowboys game roared through the car speakers as I pulled up to Sugar Shack Records. Is there anything less Packer-like than a used record shop on a football Sunday? The fact that Sugar Shack owner Gary John Feest selected game day for his store's 33 1/3 anniversary sale was perfect. In the face of indignities both industry-imposed and self-inflicted, Feest has lasted more than three decades. more

Jan 22, 2015 2:00 PM Andy Moore

In my mind's eye, I'm super old. I'm out in the yard on a hot day with my shirt off. A puff of gray hair sprouts from the sunken crater that is my chest. My pointy elbows could poke your eye out, but that doesn't stop my grandchildren from clinging to my legs like ivy. We tumble down into the soft grass. A haystack of giggles. more

Dec 18, 2014 2:00 PM Andy Moore

There's an old motel about 10 miles north of Louisville right off I-65. The Bel-Air is the kind of old motor inn you see in a David Lynch film: Two long lines of rooms that form an L, an office in the middle and a little swimming pool out front with a stub of a diving board hanging over it. more

Nov 26, 2014 2:00 PM Andy Moore

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Ty Helbach

He died last week sitting in his music studio. On the phone with his son. The two most important things in his life, family and song, defined and sustained Chris Aaron to the very last beat of his lion heart. He was 44 years old. more

Oct 23, 2014 1:00 PM Andy Moore 1 Comments

Sixty pounds of throw beads sounds like a lot until you get to the last six blocks of the parade. That's when "the eyes" come out. No one should have to endure the eyes of a child who just witnessed another small person scoop up a necklace from the sidewalk and giddily try it on. more

Sep 25, 2014 1:00 PM Andy Moore

Those are big shoes by the door. They carry big dreams. Big plans. Big feet. They belong to our youngest son, who will lace them up, walk out to the car in two days and get in the back seat. We'll motor to the end of the driveway, take a right on Rutledge Street, then drive into the heart of his college senior year. more

Aug 21, 2014 2:00 PM Andy Moore