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."

(Not) The Milwaukee Lion

But definitely “a” Milwaukee Lion :) I shot these photos over the weekend in the big cat house at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Pretty amazing how close you can get to the animals in modern zoos! Maybe too close? Although … Continue reading

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Light Shadows (#2)

Sunlight reflecting off of an office building’s pinkish windows was the source of these awesome “shadows” cast down on the street and loading docks below. One of my very first blog posts a few years ago was a similar photograph, … Continue reading

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History in the Women’s Room

I had an appointment in an older downtown Milwaukee office building yesterday and stopped in the women’s room on my way out. While washing my hands, I noticed this old machine for dispensing “feminine hygiene” products hanging on the wall. Meds Tampons were … Continue reading

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Evening Reflection

MGIC reflecting the Plaza East at sunset in downtown Milwaukee.

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Little Free Library (#2)

A couple years ago—hard to believe I’ve been blogging that long!—I wrote a post on the Little Free Library phenomenon.  (Here’s the link to that post if you’d like to read it: http://katherinewikoff.com/2012/06/29/little-free-library/) I’ve been meaning to follow up that post … Continue reading

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Misty Lake Michigan and S/V Denis Sullivan

Although Lake Michigan in this photo looks similar to a photo in a post about two months ago, the two days couldn’t have been more different. Whereas that photo (below) was snapped on a cool, blustery day (complete with a cargo ship … Continue reading

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Mr. Bennet’s Gooseberry Fool

This is not Mr. Bennet.  It’s Mr. Darcy, as portrayed by Colin Firth.   You’re welcome :) About 17 years ago I had to read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice for a Great Books event I facilitated at Milwaukee School of … Continue reading

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