Creativity Weekend 2018 Wrapup

Last January I posted for the first time about what I like to call a Creativity Weekend. What is it? Well… It all started a few years ago when my wife Sarah took up scrapbooking as a hobby.  She started out by creating two photo scrapbooks in memory of her cousin who passed away after…

Book About Dad – The Long Lake Journal

The following post has been updated as of 1.11.18… I have a new project in the works, but the idea didn’t pop up and hit me in the face like the Milwaukee Brewers historical book. Instead, it gathered steam after Dad passed away in 2015. As I wrote blog posts recalling time we spent together, I observed…

Thankful 2017

I’m pretty thankful in 2017… My wife is incredibly supportive of what I’m trying to accomplish and I’m very lucky to have her backing me. My mother is one of my greatest fans.  I can always count on her to read what I write and give me feedback. Can’t beat finally landing an official contract for…

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…

April Showers

It’s raining as I type this in late March. So technically these are not April showers, but rain in April is inevitable (at least here in southern Wisconsin), hence the title of this week’s blog post. I have been thinking more about water and rain since I recently watched the PBS documentary “Never Curse the…