Monthly Archives: January 2015

Empty nests, awaiting summer occupants

  They look so lonely up there in the naked trees ūüôā But there’s a¬†reassuring permanence about them at the same time. ¬†When spring comes, these nests will be here to shelter baby¬†songbirds again, as they have for several years … Continue reading

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Deco on Rye

Okay, my¬†title is like a bad pun. ¬†But that’s what I thought of when I saw such a tiny building¬†squeezed into the space between two larger and older buildings. A sandwich ūüôā This somewhat out of place¬†Art Deco building¬†is part … Continue reading

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Coffers and Corinthians

A trip to the dentist took me past City Hall again for the second time in a couple months. In December it had been probably a few years since I’d been able to get up close, thanks to the scaffolding … Continue reading

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The Northern Soul Project ‚Äď The Father-Son Shredded Wheat Commercial (Post #5)

Warning: this television ad (or, “advert,” as they apparently say in England) will make your heart melt. Apparently just released within the past week, this¬†Shredded Wheat cereal commercial profiles a father and son who go¬†out dancing at¬†the all-nighters¬†together. ¬†In Post … Continue reading

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Perspective (2)

Bright sunshine today for the first time in maybe a week. Had to pull down the blinds in my office . . . at which point I noticed another “perspective”-type convergence of lines similar (vaguely) to my post last Friday, … Continue reading

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General Tom Thumb rescued from deadly Milwaukee hotel fire!

In doing some class prep I came across¬†a book titled Vintage Milwaukee Postcards, by Larry Widen, which talks about, among other interesting pieces of Milwaukee history,¬†the famous (in its day)¬†Newhall House Fire. The Newhall House was a sprawling¬†six-story, wood-framed luxury … Continue reading

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Be my Facebook friend?

In¬†a comment at the end of a post a couple days ago Kitty Barran (KittyBarran.com)¬†mentioned that she’d rather receive¬†my blog posts through Facebook than either email or Twitter. So¬†I’ve done it. ¬†Joined Facebook. ¬†I now have a “profile picture”¬†and a … Continue reading

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