Category Archives: Life

Visiting with Sonia

What a nice surprise this afternoon to discover that my old friend Sonia was broadcasting her WMSE (91.7FM) “Blues Drive” radio show from the Grohmann Museum to promote Gallery Night. I was working late this afternoon when I saw her … Continue reading

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The Unfamiliar Familiar

Lots of memories stirring, first yesterday at a flea market with my mom and then again today at the grocery store. Like these guys, which I never see in my daily life. It wouldn’t shock me to discover that some … Continue reading

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Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco

I’m visiting family this week in southeastern Ohio. This is Appalachian coal and tobacco country, known physiographically as the Allegheny Plateau. I was so happy to see this familiar advertisement on the side of the road this morning that I … Continue reading

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Meeting at Ma Fischer’s (finally!)

Yesterday I met a group of old friends for lunch, something we’ve been doing about once a month for 25 years now! Actually we started out as a writing group, meeting in the basement of the old Shorewood Library. When … Continue reading

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Got a problem? Start a business!

I love stories of creative ingenuity. Here’s an article from today’s Inc. about a man who started a line-waiting business five years ago: “If You’re Broke But Want to Start a Company and Make $100K+, You Need to Read This.” … Continue reading

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GOOD USED REFRIGRATORS [and] STOVES

Taken from an upstairs window at the Repairers of the Breach center, Milwaukee’s only daytime homeless sanctuary, where I volunteer as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee. If you are ever looking for a very worthy cause to … Continue reading

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First Buds! – Red Arrow Park

Spring has arrived in downtown Milwaukee. On my coffee run at noon, I spotted one tree in bud around the perimeter of the Slice of Ice skating rink in Red Arrow Park. And a panoramic view of the entire rink … Continue reading

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