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."

Black Friday – Spreading Like Retail Ebola

I am both mystified and appalled to discover that the Black Friday phenomenon is fast becoming a new international “holiday.” In scrolling through my Twitter feed last night, I came across a BBC News article describing how police have been called to … Continue reading

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Thankful for Libby Gaughan’s Pecan Pie

For a quick Thanksgiving Day post, I want to share a recipe that we love and that has special meaning for me.  Plus, it’s pretty easy to make :) Libby Gaughan was a friend of my grandmother’s many years ago … Continue reading

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Ndamukong Suh – A Lifelong Learner to Learn From

Today’s Wall Street Journal has an article on the back page of the “Personal Journal” section titled “The Bruiser and the Billionaire.”  A truly inspiring read for anyone interested in lifelong learning! Detroit Lions’ defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, the subject … Continue reading

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Bruno Mars—as you’ve (probably) never seen him!

I’m teaching contemporary literature this quarter at Milwaukee School of Engineering, and the text we’re discussing this coming week is literally hot off the presses—”The Flick,” which is the play that won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama last spring and … Continue reading

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F. Scott Fitzgerald: Football Genius?

I was about to toss yesterday’s Wall Street Journal into the recycling bin this morning but realized I hadn’t read the “Review” section.  Am I glad I took a minute to page through!  On page C3 was this excellent essay/article, … Continue reading

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Cloudy Windows

Here’s a picture I took this morning around 10:15 while walking to the Red Arrow Starbucks.  Not a dramatic image in itself.  But if you click on the top half of the building to enlarge it, the reflected clouds start to … Continue reading

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Milwaukee’s City Hall Under a Cloud

Hee hee :)

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