Author: Grant Bilse

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 […]

I don’t mean to state the obvious here, but 2020 has been quite a mixed bag. We’ve been through a threat of WWIII, the death of Kobe, murder hornets, and a pandemic. Even after all that, I never would have expected July of 2020 to land Justin and Hailey Bieber in La Crosse- or West […]

The last 3 days were glorious. Amazing! Incredible! Therapeutic! Baseball returned last Thursday, and our Brewers, Twins and Cubs began their seasons on Friday night. The Twins have looked awesome, the Cubs have looked pretty good, and the Brewers ….. not so much. With 2 doubles, 2 home runs and 7 RBIs, 40 year old […]

Kanye’s “presidential campaign” may be best described by his 2010 anthem off My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy: Runaway. Great album and great song, but not exactly presidential material. Then again, who knows what is and what isn’t presidential in 2020. This last week has been wild for Ye, including a strange political rally/speech/address/presentation (?) in […]

I logged on to Twitter at about 12:30 today just to see what was trending. Between Kanye’s failed presidential campaign, the battle between Trump and the CDC, and bubonic-plague squirrels, this has already been a hectic week- and it’s only Wednesday! I guess this is actually a pretty normal week in 2020…. But one trending […]

Ok, 2020 has been the WORST year. We are living in a pandemic (I’m starting to call it “the pandy” to try to make it sound less depressing), protests are raging all over the country, and there are no sports. And since we won’t have Oktoberfest until 2021, I’d be fine fast-forwarding through the rest […]

While protests continue all around America, political statues are being toppled and destroyed. In Madison, for example, two statues were removed by protesters- one generic statue named “Forward” and another of Hans Christian Heg. To avoid a similar problem in the future in La Crosse, I thought I’d come up with a list of statue […]


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