Monthly Archives: April 2014

“This website is something that is required on the web, someone with some originality!”

Uh . . . right.  How dumb do the spammers think we are?  Pretty darn, apparently. I’ll admit to feeling a little rush of happiness when I saw I had a new comment on one of my posts and read these … Continue reading

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O. Winston Link exhibit of steam locomotive photography closes next Sunday

For today’s post, head over to my blog at Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Hub, where I’ve written about the Grohmann Museum’s exhibit of steam locomotive photography by the famed O. Winston Link.  Plus I share a fun background story about … Continue reading

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“Smart” is kind of creepy

Today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a story headlined “Madison software firm Solomo develops customer-tracking technology.”  Yes, I’m creeped out, although seeing this story just pulls together a lot of things that have been creeping me out for a while now. Basically … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon, one year later

As is all over the news, today marks the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings near the finish line by two brothers with presumed terrorist motives. The Boston Globe has a short article about the brief ceremony held earlier … Continue reading

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The truth about statues

I wrote this very short memoir/essay as an exercise at my writing group’s meeting yesterday.  Because I haven’t posted in over a week, I decided to share it today. The Truth About Statues When I was very young, I thought that … Continue reading

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