How Taylor Swift Writes a Love Song

I'm sitting at my in-laws amid our annual family holiday tour of southern Wisconsin during the final days of the decade. We're watching CBS "Sunday Morning," which is recapping the best and worst of the last 10 years. Oh, what a decade it's been, considering he way we started it.

Maybe some day I'll get to writing about it. These days the inspiration that was so pulsating for this blog the decade before is fleeting today. Crowded out by other projects that are more important to me now. Researching my family's ancestry. Writing a book. Pursuing a doctorate degree -- to name a few.

And yet, I still hold on to hundreds of notes, links and unfinished Word files, thinking, "Some day ... "

But I found something today, that I couldn't help but share here ...

We love Taylor Swift in our house, and I've loved "Lover" almost since the first time I heard it. It's a quintessential love song and, arguably, one of Taylor's best tracks. I've been enthralled with every performance of it since --  from "Saturday Night Live" to her "Tiny Desk Concert" to her Artist of the Decade performance at the American Music Awards.

So it brought a smile to start my day as I laid in bed, scrolling through my morning emails, and caught The New York Times' interview with Taylor and team in this episode of "Diary of a Song."


Dysfunction in Packerland

What is happening in Green Bay!?

Last month it was Bleacher Report's piece on the unraveling of Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy ...

Now the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is out with a critical look at the Packers' front office ...

These aren't the Packers I've rooted so hard for over the years, and I'm afraid we've seen the beginning of the end of what has been a golden era.


Jimmy Kimmel tricks Tom Brady into vandalizing Matt Damon's house

Poor Matt Damon. Jimmy, why d'you have to be so mean?

And I hadn't realized how tall Tom Brady is.



An Onion commentary from the Culver’s chairman and co-founder

After a spending the Easter weekend in Wisconsin and eating Culver's on two consecutive nights, I found today's Onion commentary amusing and funny ... 


Taylor Swift showed up to an engagement party and serenaded the couple

Fun read. Taylor rocks.