How to See NEOWISE Comet

By tstryker | Jul 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Given the renewed interest in astronomy and space with the successful recent NASA and SpaceX joint effort, this is a good time to catch a view of a comet. Namely, Comet NEOWISE. Not only is this a good time, through about July 23, it’ll be the only time we’ll see it. That is, unless you […] Read More

Child Hero Praised by Favorite Superhero

By tstryker | Jul 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Praise has been pouring in for 6-year-old Bridger Walker after he saved his younger sister from a dog attack July 9. In that incident, the Wyoming boy sustained injuries requiring 90 stitches. Yet for all the well wishes given by everyday people and celebrities alike, one stood out: a video from Captain America himself, Chris […] Read More

Festival in the Pines Cancels

By jeno | Jul 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

You may forever remember 2020 as the year that wasn’t. So it will come as no surprise that Mid-West Family Eau Claire received notice that a beloved Chippewa Valley craft and vendor show has been canceled. It is with great disappointment that we must cancel the 38th annual Festival in the Pines. Many considerations were […] Read More

Getting Through to Your Withdrawn Teen

By tstryker | Jul 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Seeing your teenage child act dramatic, moody or withdrawn is nothing new. The eyerolls, slammed doors and stomping around are part and parcel with this stage of life. We all acted that way at some point. However, today’s teens typically face more than most of us did at their age–and that was before Covid-19. While […] Read More

Demi Lovato, Friends, Fans Remember Naya Rivera

By tstryker | Jul 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Emotional tributes are pouring in from friends and fans of Naya Rivera, as they remember the late actress whose body was recovered after an extensive search of Lake Piru in California. Among them, Demi Lovato, who played a recurring role in “Glee” as Rivera’s girlfriend during season 5. “The character you played was groundbreaking for […] Read More

Could TikTok Be Banned in America?

By tstryker | Jul 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

As if your kids didn’t already demonstrate enough anguish and eyerolls, this won’t help: TikTok could be banned in the US. As explained by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the government is “taking this very seriously amidst consideration of banning all Chinese social media here, “especially TikTok.” Technically, there is already a US ban of […] Read More

Happy International Kissing Day!

By tstryker | Jul 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Fourth of July isn’t the only summer holiday that can get fireworks going. It’s International Kissing Day today, celebrating smooching of kinds, from familial to respectful to sensual. Technically it’s also National Fried Chicken Day, but I don’t see how that’s better than a lip lock… So while this year’s edition is more safely […] Read More


By jeno | Jul 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Grilling Tips and Tricks

Do you have grill anxiety? Whether you’re barbecuing for the family or a small holiday weekend gathering, the pressure to perform is real. This year you can relax and have some fun, because we’ve found some quick and easy grilling tips and tricks for your 4th of July barbecue! These life-hacks will surely make you […] Read More

“Ferris Bueller” Cast Reunites on Josh Gad Series

By tstryker | Jul 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Josh Gad’s “Reunited Apart” series on YouTube has been great viewing in recent months and this week was no exception as the episode with the “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” cast was a home run (“Sa-wing, batta…”). I’m trying to ignore the fact that Alan Ruck (Cameron) turned 64 this week and was 30 when the […] Read More

Celebs Do Homemade Remake of “The Princess Bride”

By tstryker | Jun 30, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Some of your favorite stars have remade one of your favorite movies. Jack Black, Common, Josh Gad, Jennifer Garner, Neil Patrick Harris, Joe Jonas, Keegan Michael-Key, Rainn Wilson and others assume the classic roles (and sometimes multiple roles) in the homemade remake of “The Princess Bride.” Directed by Jason Reitman and streaming on Quibi now, […] Read More