Chris Zantow’s Blog Year in Review 2016-17

My blog officially launched on October 9, 2015.  Last year I published a “year in review” at the one year anniversary mark. I decided to make it a yearly tradition, so here we are again.  The “year in review” details many of my posts in each category from the past year.  If you want to…

My Little League Career

Kids everywhere are rejoicing because summer vacation is on the horizon.  Some youngsters are getting ready to play some form of Little League baseball, just like I did…a few short years ago (ha!).  Lately I’ve been reminiscing about my Little League career, so I decided I might actually be able to fill a blog post…

Mom’s Childhood Memories

In honor of Mother’s Day, and in an effort to balance out the number of posts about Dad, this week I’m turning things over to Mom.  She has been sharing family stories for years, but in the last year or so I’ve been capturing a number of these from her emails.  What follows is some…

That Time I Met Kasim Sulton

If you’re a music fan, most likely you have an artist (or several) that speaks to you through their songs.  For me, one of those special artists is singer/songwriter Kasim Sulton.  Recently, Kasim kicked off a pledge music drive surrounding his first official live CD, “Live Bootleg.”  Like all of his previous efforts, I’m having…

Creativity Weekend Recap

A few years ago my wife Sarah took up scrapbooking as a hobby.  She started out by creating two photo scrapbooks in memory of her cousin that passed away after a battle with cancer. When I say scrapbook, I’m talking the Creative Memories type of book with photos, embellishments, page titles, and memories written to…

Telling Your Story Workshop Recap with Jerry Apps

My wife and I attended a writing workshop led by Wisconsin author Jerry Apps this past weekend.  The focus of the workshop was for attendees to revisit their personal history and learn how to turn those memories into a working document.  Jerry said we wouldn’t be covering the publishing end of things – and he…

Ice Fishing Memories with Dad

Dad could hardly wait for the lakes to freeze enough for him to go ice fishing. You could have sworn he was part or all Eskimo because he loved the cold and never wore a hat to cover his ears. He had extra-large and tough hands, most likely from doing concrete work in summer months.  He…

My 2017 Preview

First and foremost, thank you for your support in 2016! I appreciate the kind words and shares of anything I’ve posted here.  And the support of my work-in-progress Milwaukee Brewers book has been amazing. With that being said, here’s what I’m planning with the blog and book for 2017… Right now I have a story…

Jerry Apps Author Event at Sequoya Library

This past Tuesday (11/29), my wife and I attended a book event presented by Wisconsin author Jerry Apps. His photographer son Steve also was part of the events, as he contributed to “Roshara Journal” – the latest book written by Jerry. Jerry joked that he usually keeps his blog posts to three or four paragraphs.…

Chris Zantow’s Blog Year in Review

My blog officially launched on October 9, 2015.  To celebrate one year of operation, I have compiled the following retrospective post.  It details many of my posts in each category from the past year.  If you want to easily revisit something you enjoyed, or want to check out something you missed, you’ll find it below. …