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. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.

Milwaukee’s Forecast: No change in view

The Wisconsin Gas Building’s flame was such a pretty shade of blue beneath the overcast sky this afternoon that I had to stop and take this picture.  The flame changes color to announce the weather forecast: When the flame is red, … Continue reading

Posted in Milwaukee, Photography | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Paw Paw Incident: James McCoy Deposition (1889)

Paw Paw Incident: James McCoy Deposition (1889) https://brandonraykirk.wordpress.com/2018/11/30/paw-paw-incident-james-mccoy-deposition-1889-2/ — Read on brandonraykirk.wordpress.com/2018/11/30/paw-paw-incident-james-mccoy-deposition-1889-2/ This is an eyewitness account of an incident related to the infamous feud between the Hatfields and McCoys. From Brandon Ray Kirk’s excellent blog, where he posts lots … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Little Free Library #10 – Samson & Delilah Salon

Stopped by Colectivo at 68th and Wells Streets today to pick up a latte and some of their fabulous Hot Cocoa Mix for home. (Truly, their cocoa is the BEST! And they don’t pay me for this endorsement😄) I was … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, Art, Books and reading, Creativity, Life, Little Free Library, Milwaukee, Photography | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Michael Caine on life as a never-ending audition

While doing some background research for the academic article on movie trailers that I’m writing with a psychology professor in my department, I stumbled across a book by Michael Caine titled Acting in Film: An Actor’s Take on Movie Making … Continue reading

Posted in Books and reading, Life, Movies and film, Popular culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sorry about that!

WordPress used to have a nice “rebloggung” feature, and maybe they still do if you’re on your computer, but I tried to reblog a neat post on the Armistice earlier today using my phone and was not happy with the … Continue reading

Posted in History | Leave a comment

France – November 11, 1918 – 100 years ago , the Great War ended there : The clearing of the Armistice – 40 photos

France – November 11, 1918 – 100 years ago , the Great War ended there : The clearing of the Armistice – 40 photos France – November 11, 1918 – 100 years ago , the Great War ended there : … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Late Bloomer

Found this dandelion among the fallen leaves on Monday. Kind of a cheerful sight, but talk about terrible timing: Milwaukee is predicted to get approximately three inches of snow this morning (Friday, November 9)!

Posted in Life, Milwaukee, Nature | Tagged , , | Leave a comment