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Fletch’s Blog: Interview With A Bear

With the early onset of winter, I wondered if hibernating might be an option. So I went straight to the source of hibernation information…   https://www.magic98.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/interview-with-a-bear-PRODUCED.mp3
Posted  on November 12, 2019
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Fletch’s Blog: Snow Spectrum

Where do you fall on the “Snow Spectrum?” Most likely, you’re either an A) a B), or a C). That assessment is based on our totally random assessment of anybody listening! I’m definitely a B), sometimes I find it pretty, most times I’d rather not have it, but I realize
Posted  on October 29, 2019
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Fletch’s Blog: Livin’ the Yurt Life

We like to travel, my partner, Kim, and I. We like to try new destinations, new experiences. This weekend we had a new experience, staying in a Mongolian yurt (imported from Mongolia!) on the Rock River in Jefferson County. Our goal was to disconnect, which we achieved! There was no wi-fi and
Posted  on October 10, 2019
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Fletch’s Blog: Snake Soup

The Wisconsin State Fair opens this week and one of the new foods we can try, if we dare, is “Snake Soup.” Wondering what ingredients it might have, other than snake, we asked State Fair food aficionado Kristi about it (listen below)…   https://www.magic98.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Snake-Soup-at-Wisconsin-State-Fair.mp3
Posted  on July 30, 2019
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Fletch’s Blog: There’s an App for That

Do you know your way to Festy-land? I live downtown, about seven blocks east of the Capitol with my partner, Kim, and our two dogs Augie and Pip. One of our favorite things about living where we do is enjoying all of the neighborhood festivals that run almost constantly during
Posted  on July 18, 2019
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Fletch’s Blog: Seven Days, Re-named

If you’re having a “Tuesday,” I might know why. A friend mentioned today (it’s a Tuesday as I’m writing this) that “it still feels like a Monday today. Maybe Tuesday should just be re-named as ‘Monday, Part 2.’” My thought was “well, yeah, why not re-name Tuesday” since it doesn’t really
Posted  on May 21, 2019
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Fletch’s Blog: May Needs A Good Talkin’ To

The month of May seems to have lost its way, and I believe that what it needs most is a good talkin’ to… Oh May, what have you become? For all my life, my favorite month, let me count the waysThe weather, like a soft kissThe beginning of fishing season,
Posted  on May 2, 2019
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Fletch’s Blog: I Like Picking Up Litter, I Like Beer. Two Worlds Collide.

I have volunteered for many things over the years- coaching, leading youth groups, hosting charity events, fixing up homes for those who are unable to do it themselves, and even picking up litter. Oh, and I have volunteered to drink beers, when asked. Sooooo… upon discovering Madison’s new community service/beer
Posted  on April 23, 2019
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Fletcher’s Blog: New Tax Law

New tax law definitely requires me to make a change. It might be doing the same for you. You’ve heard the stories about reduced tax refunds this year. Since we get a few bucks extra in each paycheck, it adds up over the course of a year to reduce any
Posted  on March 6, 2019
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Fletch’s Blog: Local Garden Gems

Maybe it’s because Plant Dane is a local non-profit, it doesn’t get as much exposure as it should, and it should! I love to plant a flower bed, so I was thrilled to discover last year the annual Plant Dane native plant sale that happens just once a year. The
Posted  on February 27, 2019