When you go owlingYou don't need wordsOr warmOr anything but hope.That's what Pa saysThe kind of hopeThat flies on silent wingsUnder a shining owl moon--By Jane YolenThere are a lot of legends and lore about the nocturnal owl and the moon. I like a popular story on You Tube entitled Owl Moon…

Wisconsin pioneers of the 1830s and '40s--largely Irish, German and Scandinavian immigrants--came west on paddlewheel steamboats. They harvested lumber from Wisconsin forests and shipped it to Chicago and eastern markets in hundreds of specialized lumber schooners. Boat makers in Wisconsin p…