Mike Paulus

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Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019

Snow and Behold

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Michelle Roberts

this winter has been ... um ... who cares anymore?

Thu. Mar. 7th, 2019

A Season for Smashing

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Ian Kloster

It’s a time-honored tradition passed down through generations of whiney Wisconsinites who were never taught to dress in layers and buy water-proof shoes.

Tue. Feb. 26th, 2019

In the Sick of It

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Michelle Roberts

coping with winter sickness, one complaint at a time

Tue. Feb. 5th, 2019

My Best of the Worst

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Michelle Roberts

Do you think your struggles are the worst?

Thu. Jan. 24th, 2019

Chain of Reasoning

Mike Paulus, design by Taylor McCumber

Why do we take things that don’t belong to us?

Thu. Jan. 10th, 2019

Twenty-Eighteen Things

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Taylor McCumber

a quick look back at some stuff that happened in the last 365 days

Thu. Dec. 27th, 2018

On the Paper Trail

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Michelle Roberts

a stranger's lost to-do list sparks many, many questions

Thu. Dec. 13th, 2018

Unleash the Extension Cords

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Michelle Roberts

’tis the season for judging your neighbor’s holiday decor

Fri. Nov. 30th, 2018

What’s Pine Is Pine

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Michelle Roberts

keeping it real during the jolliest time of year

Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018

TRU NORD

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Michelle Roberts

exploring the tools we use to get by

Thu. Nov. 8th, 2018

The Horror

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Ian Kloster

without VHS tapes and HBO, my childhood would have been a lot less traumatic

Thu. Oct. 18th, 2018

Halloween Dreams

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Michelle Roberts

if you’re gonna scare, you might as well scare big

Tue. Oct. 2nd, 2018

Autumn’s Up

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Ian Kloster

It’s a pumpkin spice world. We’re just living in it.

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018

Playing La Cucaracha

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

piano keys and grade school are hard to navigate

Tue. Jul. 24th, 2018

Hair Naked

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Mackenzie Kavanagh

revealing tales of fantastic follicles

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018

Going the Distance

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Janae Breunig

my idea of competition doesn’t involve a whole lot of running

Thu. Jul. 5th, 2018

Cart to Cart

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Janae Breunig

how to win friends and influence pretzel nuggets

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Jul. 5th, 2018

PHOTOS: Eaux Claires Fans at Peak Eaux Claires

Mike Paulus, photos by Luong Huynh, Lee Butterworth

We've taken many a photograph at past Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festivals, as all kinds of fantastic people converge upon the Chippewa Valley from around the world. Enjoy a handful of music fans who seem extra-at-home at Eaux Claires ...

Wed. Jun. 13th, 2018

Sun Amok: Summer’s fun and all, but it’s not your friend

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

I’m not sure why you all like summer so much. Because I’m pretty sure summer doesn’t like you. At least, not as much as you think it does. Especially the Sun. That big blazing ball of brightness ...

Mon. Jun. 4th, 2018

List Connections

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Erik Christenson

putting the stress in summertime fun

Mon. May. 21st, 2018

A Sporty Retorty

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

I’ve never gotten along with sports, and perhaps I never will

Fri. May. 4th, 2018

A Span Down by the River

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

navigating some of Eau Claire’s very best bridges

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018

It’s a Yard Knock Life

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Ian Kloster

as spring arrives, frozen shame begins to thaw

Wed. Mar. 21st, 2018

Dry and Mighty: What happens when the good things break?

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

The YouTube videos failed me. I watched so many, followed all the helpful instructions, and tried all the hot tips. With a screwdriver in one hand and my smartphone in the other, I clawed and crawled well beyond my comfort zone ...

Mon. Mar. 19th, 2018

Childhood Memories Across Thin Ice

Mike Paulus

March is usually the time of year we stop complaining about the snow and cold so we can free up more time to complain about how dirty the snow has gotten and how wet the cold air is feeling. It’s a time-honored ...

Tue. Mar. 6th, 2018

Surface Tension

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Janae Breunig

As soon as he drilled the holes something felt wrong. When we shuffled between them, water would blurble up through the openings and spread out over the ice, forming deep puddles ...

Tue. Feb. 27th, 2018

I Hate My Stupid Whatever

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Beth Czech

if you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up, try constantly complaining

Tue. Feb. 6th, 2018

The Best of Me (2018)

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Janae Breunig

this year’s Best of the Mike Paulus Poll was a doozie

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018

Build Funky Little Stories With Toca Life Apps

Mike Paulus

I’m pretty sure my kids have been playing Toca Boca apps almost as long as we’ve had a tablet in the house. The company seems to kick out hundreds of different little games each year – fun, smart, and endlessly ...

Wed. Jan. 10th, 2018

Blinking at the Dashboard

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

it’s cold outside and that makes all the difference

Fri. Dec. 29th, 2017

When Push Comes to Shovel

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

this winter, I bid adieu to my favorite inanimate friend

Wed. Dec. 13th, 2017

Snowing Is Half the Battle

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

living with the threat of a crusty Brown Christmas

Tue. Nov. 28th, 2017

An A Christmas Story Story

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

don't shoot your eye out with this holiday classic

Thu. Nov. 16th, 2017

Dark Fields

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

when we used to shine a beam into the night

Fri. Nov. 3rd, 2017

Booked on a Feeling

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

an ode to local libraries and the people who love them

Mon. Oct. 23rd, 2017

Fearful Thinking

Mike Paulus, design by Serena Wagner

a small collection of scary thoughts

Thu. Oct. 5th, 2017

Store Is Hell

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

lessons learned from grocery adventures