West Side Stories

A Tosa resident for almost 20 years, Karen is a mom and freelance writer, addicted to playing tennis. When not on the tennis court, she spends the fall and winter in the stands at Green Bay Packer and Marquette basketball games.

Karen is the author of “Grab a Bite,” a dining out column and the former community columnist for the Wauwatosa NOW newspaper.

Talk to us, people!


You might not have noticed but your friendly neighborhood bloggers have some new tools for their blogs. Now we can add photos, links, and other enhancements to our blogposts. We're hoping this makes our blogs more inviting and interesting to read. In addition to our new tools, you also have some new tools. Now you have an opportunity to comment on our blogs. That's right, next time we say something that drives you nuts or perhaps something that sounds brilliant, you can say so, right below each of our posts. Oh and if you really want, you can even remain anonymous. I think I speak for all of the bloggers when I say that we put a fair amount of thought into our posts and it would be great if we could hear from you. So here's your chance!

We do ask that you be respectful and polite, but we'd expect nothing less from our fellow Tosans. So dig in, read our blogs and by all means, comment early and often!

Along with the ability to comment, there are two other really cool features that I wanted to point out. If you look on the right side of this page, you'll see a section called "Tags" with lots of different sized words. Those words represent categories. I've marked every one of my posts (over a year and half of them!) and tagged them. Click on the words and you'll find my posts related to that tag.

Then there's the section called "I heart these blogs." These are blogs that I recommend, starting with my own personal blog called Momhood which I've worked on for over 3 years. The others are just plain fun. You'll find cute puppies, the writing of Jess Riley who is a hilarious Wisconsin writer, an MU basketball blog and TMZ.com - famous people doing infamous things. Check them out and enjoy.

Oh and in case I didn't say it before, thank you so much for reading my blog. I really appreciate it because "I heart my readers!"

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