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 individual vs. society – Joseph Campbell, Gandhi, and JFK weigh in

I’m cleaning out my office today, throwing out old student papers and old lecture notes from courses I no longer teach. One of the files I came across was from a one-off class on mythology that I taught in the … Continue reading

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On the breezy shores of Lake Market Street 😄

I didn’t think we’d had all that much rain last night, but I’ve also never seen a puddle this large outside my parking garage, so I guess we must have. And you can tell from the high-water mark that the … Continue reading

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The Story of “Smooth”

Remember “Smooth,” the Santana–Rob Thomas megahit from twenty years ago? Rolling Stone has a fabulous article out today recounting how this unlikely collaboration between artists of such different musical genres and generations came about to result in the classic single … Continue reading

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Interview of Jean Hatfield at Sarah Ann, WV (2001), Part 4

Interview of Jean Hatfield at Sarah Ann, WV (2001), Part 4 Interview of Jean Hatfield at Sarah Ann, WV (2001), Part 4 — Read on brandonraykirk.com/2019/06/01/interview-of-jean-hatfield-at-sarah-ann-wv-2001-part-4/ 😀

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Interview of Jean Hatfield at Sarah Ann, WV (2001), Part 3

Interview of Jean Hatfield at Sarah Ann, WV (2001), Part 3 Interview of Jean Hatfield at Sarah Ann, WV (2001), Part 3 — Read on brandonraykirk.com/2019/05/29/interview-of-jean-hatfield-at-sarah-ann-wv-2001-part-3/ In case you’ve read Parts 1 and 2 already (which I shared the other day) … Continue reading

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Interview of Jean Hatfield at Sarah Ann, WV (2001), Part 2

Interview of Jean Hatfield at Sarah Ann, WV (2001), Part 2 Interview of Jean Hatfield at Sarah Ann, WV (2001), Part 2 — Read on brandonraykirk.com/2019/05/28/interview-of-jean-hatfield-at-sarah-ann-wv-2001-part-2/ And here is the link to “Part 2.” If you’re a history buff, you might … Continue reading

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Interview of Jean Hatfield at Sarah Ann, WV (2001), Part 1

Interview of Jean Hatfield at Sarah Ann, WV (2001), Part 1 Interview of Jean Hatfield at Sarah Ann, WV (2001), Part 1 — Read on brandonraykirk.com/2019/05/26/interview-of-jean-hatfield-at-sarah-ann-wv-2001/ I follow some super interesting bloggers, and Brandon Ray Kirk always posts interesting history (lots … Continue reading

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