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Postcards: White lake

By On January 24, 2012

Believe it or not, it’s sunny in Madison, Wisc. Well, a sunny 23 degrees. This is Lake Mendota, near the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where Derek is —… Read More


Postcards: Turtle mocha

By On November 10, 2011

It snowed yesterday in Madison, Wisc. So naturally Derek is warming up with a mocha — this beauty from Fair Trade Coffee Shop right on campus.… Read More


Postcards: Derek’s doing fine!

By On October 9, 2011

Everyone’s asking, “How’s Derek doing?” Well, he’s doing well — as you can see. He’s standing here in front of Lake Mendota, the northernmost and largest of the four lakes near the… Read More


Postcards: Wake me up!

By On September 27, 2011

Most college towns have great little coffee shops — and Madison, Wisc. is no exception. Here was Derek’s morning wake-up in a cup — a blackforest mocha — from a certified coffee… Read More


Postcards: Bavarian-style wrap

By On September 14, 2011

Today’s lunch in Madison: a crispy buffalo chicken wrap with cheddar cheese and ranch dressing from a Bavarian-style eatery on campus. With chips, just $5.95.… Read More