Our final (and most public) farewell to Milwaukee was being “sponsor of the day” on our local public radio station, WUWM. A brief message about our trip and our love of Milwaukee ran several times on the air.

It was literally the day before I left Milwaukee that the email came in: a reporter from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel had heard the message and wanted to interview us. We’re up for it, I told him, but you’re going to have to act quickly. He was in our living room by 5:00pm.

And the following day, while I was on a plane to Minneapolis (Karen would join me a day later), we appeared in our hometown paper. One last hurrah.