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."

Random photograph, no clue

Found this in my camera when I was uploading my Easter Moon photos the other day.  I have no idea what it is, but I like the image anyway :)

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Easter Moon, Setting

Although it was daylight when I let the dogs out Monday morning around 6:00 a.m., the moon was still large and bright, as if it was reluctant to leave the sky.  I took several photos, each of which turned out quite … Continue reading

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Milwaukee City Hall – Morning Reflection

Taken with my iPhone about 8:15 a.m. at the corner of Broadway and State, from inside a vestigial entryway of the old Blatz Brewing Bottle House (now MSOE’s Campus Center) so I could avoid lens flare in a spot sheltered from … Continue reading

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Two views of City Hall

From the front, a photo I really liked—except I cut off the bell tower’s tippy-top and the flag. From two blocks away, several days later (and by accident, as what I really “saw” was the cool, low-angled view up at the … Continue reading

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Laura Ingalls Wilder Week: The Autobiography

Originally posted on The Bookshelf of Emily J.:
Last week was spring break for me, so I took the time off to visit my dad and my grandmother, who is ill with cancer, in Missouri. My grandma finished her last…

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M&I / BMO

This is the kind of thing my grandparents used to do: refer to places by their names from 50 years earlier.  Now I do it, too.  No doubt someday my kids will, too. The building below is the Marshall & … Continue reading

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Wham! Pow! Ooof!

Fun article the other day in the Wall Street Journal—or, as they like to style themselves: The Wall Street Journal. (← with a period at the end, I have no idea why)—about all the over-the-top villains in the old “Batman” … Continue reading

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