Author: Grant Bilse

I think all of America was super bummed after Tuesday night’s debate, which included two 80 year old men trying to yell louder than the other. Every election season is stressful, but 2020 has to be the worst. A pandemic, climate change, and racial tensions have raised the stakes seemingly higher than ever before. But […]

This is the least sarcastic, most wholesome blog I have ever written. If you were to ask 10 people from Wisconsin about their favorite season, 6 or 7 would say Fall, right? The cool, crisp air, the beautiful colors, festivals and holidays…. even though we hate Winter, we all love what comes first. I love […]

Summertime in Wisconsin typically features some standard activities: boating on the 4th of July, weekends at the cabin up nort’, and an August vacation. Feels like we check all those boxes every summer, right? Because of COVID, we kinda put the kabash on 4th of July gatherings and parties at the cabin. But what about […]

My ideal perfect day is about 63 degrees and partly cloudy with light breeze. I like to be able to wear a sweatshirt, or socks and shoes without sweating profusely like a greasy ham. The temperature has been in the 90’s this week- hopefully for the last time this summer- and I have HATED every […]

I don’t consider myself a fan of indie music, because I don’t typically waver too far from the mainstream. This summer I’ve broadened my musical scope a bit and checked out some new artists, most recently the Glass Animals. They just dropped their 3rd album, Dreamland, earlier this month. It took me 2 weeks or […]

I spent a lot of time this weekend adventuring outside enjoying the sunshine and peace and quiet. Every good weekend trip needs a playlist, and luckily there was so much dope music released last Friday. Here are some of my favorites! So Done by Alicia Keyes feat. Khalid: I like Alicia Keyes most when she […]

Eariler this week, the Big 10 and Pac 12 conferences announced that 2020 fall sports- most notably football- are cancelled. Now, this is saddest for the players and coaches, and terrible for the business owners that rely on game-days to make money. But, I am the one writing this blog, so I am going to […]

I have always loved going outside, but 2020 has me appreciating the outdoors like never before. When everything shut down in March, I wondered how I’d be able to enjoy myself without meeting a group of friends, or going to have a cold beer at Bennett O’Reilly’s. I still miss gathering in groups, and I […]

While sports were paused from mid-March to late July, I didn’t really know what to do with myself. I tried to try new things, and find new shows and movies to watch. Much to the approval of Jesse, I have been watching Arrested Development and Community- two sitcoms that I had never seen, but now […]

I moved to La Crosse full-time in 2017, and I’ve slowly come to love this city and now consider it my home. I love exploring new places, trying new restaurants and bars… 4 years later, I’m still discovering new things. I have been to a Loggers game at Copeland Park each of the last 3 […]

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