The Front Porch Times is a blog written by neighbors in Monona who also happen to be writers.

We’ll share our stories and musings as we go about our lives in Monona.

As Wendell Berry said, “In a truly grounded, locally adapted culture, the artists would be the rememberers. They would memorialize great occasions, preserve necessary insights and so on.”

We like to think of ourselves as rememberers too. And as witnesses.

See our bios below:

Anita Ashland has lived in Monona with her husband and four daughters since 1999.

She is a freelance copywriter who writes web and email copy for online businesses around the world.

In addition to blogging here at the Front Porch Times, she blogs  at her copywriting blog and also at Anita’s Blog, her personal blog .

Tom Mulroe is a writer and stay-at-home father.  He has lived in Monona with his wife, Carmela, and their five children for the past 13 years.

He is the author of  the novel Sand Between the Toes, which is available as a Kindle ebook on Amazon.

He also blogs about decorating at his One Room blog.

A sample of his writing may be found at

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