Author Archives: Katherine Wikoff

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. My blog is a space for playing with ideas about creativity, innovation, lifelong learning, and the nature of "insight."

Fuzzy Wuzzy, “Vintage” Soap

I have no idea why this product from my childhood randomly popped into my thoughts this morning. I vaguely recall being allowed to get Fuzzy Wuzzy soap at least once.  All my friends were fascinated by it.  Does anyone know … Continue reading

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The Northern Soul Project – Sociology of an Underground Music Culture (post #3)

I found another BBC documentary about Northern Soul.  This one aired September 25, 2013, on BBC2 in the United Kingdom. It is titled “Northern Soul: Keeping the Faith” and appears to have been part of a series called “The Culture … Continue reading

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Shadow and architecture, Grohmann Museum

I couldn’t resist snapping this photo with my iPhone just before 5:00 p.m. this afternoon in the Grohmann Museum on the campus of Milwaukee School of Engineering.  As I approached the atrium’s spiral staircase on the way from my office … Continue reading

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Sunday Driving

We opted to avoid I-94 on our trip west from Milwaukee to Delafield on an errand this afternoon. Instead we drove county highways and frontage roads, one of which took us past Crites Field, the Waukesha County airport.  And just … Continue reading

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Ghost Moon (photo)

Seen on my way to the Starbucks at Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee this morning, looking west on State Street. And below is the cropped image I was sort of aiming for.  I don’t know if the photo will stick here … Continue reading

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Sustainability As Flourishing

Originally posted on The Purpose of Work:
This is a remarkable book, and fascinating from a Bahá’í perspective.  Remarkable in that it’s a radical critique of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility programmes – and, more widely, of 21st century capitalism…

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Report: Children in Appalachia worse off

Originally posted on WKBN.com:
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A new report from a child welfare organization shows that children in Ohio’s Appalachian counties are worse off than kids in inner-city neighborhoods. The report from the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio says…

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