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.

The Bauhaus Museum In Weimar: A Collection Of Things Or A Movement That Changed The World?

The disappointing exposition of the new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar which led to an obsession in me to find better concepts and to explain a little bit … The Bauhaus Museum In Weimar: A Collection Of Things Or A Movement … Continue reading

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The Flicker Show (or, putting the garbage out)

That’s what they used to call  movies: the “flicker show.” Tonight I was putting our garbage and recycling carts on the other side of our gate so they could be wheeled down to the curb for collection tomorrow. It was … Continue reading

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Field trip!

We try to take our dog on a field trip once a week, just to give her some new sights and smells and not to mention a thrilling opportunity to ride in the car! Today my daughter and I went … Continue reading

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Conduits

I started writing an actual post last Friday, which I hope to get back to eventually. But I had some frustrating issues with my new laptop for work and spent the weekend losing way too much time to that situation. … Continue reading

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Back after a long absence (blamed entirely on the pandemic!)

This is my first post since February, so hello! The details behind my long absence don’t really matter, because, really,  haven’t we all been dealing with the same troubles for months now? But basically, long story short: I teach college, … Continue reading

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Trees Like Cotton

Yesterday’s snow was so pretty, laying itself down thick and heavy on the tree branches. Everything was drenched in white. Then today in the sunshine all that snow started falling off in globs, leaving behind these odd clusters of “cotton” … Continue reading

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Abstraction in Snowy Branches

I guess we’ll be shoveling later tonight, but meanwhile the snow is beautiful ❤️

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Caterpillars Don’t Become Butterflies!

A blogger I follow published a link to this older post today, which he said has become the most-visited/read post on his blog. I can see why. Number one, I’ve never heard this about caterpillars. And number two, the metaphor … Continue reading

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Brutalism Softened

One of the Juneau Village Towers apartment buildings, photographed in the soft haze of our misty “wintry mix” today. With their Brutalist looks, the towers of this apartment complex have always reminded me of the old Soviet Bloc style housing. … Continue reading

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Snow in Repose

Just a photo I took of a bench outside the Starbucks at Red Arrow Park. Winter can be pretty and even peaceful.

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