Category Archives: Life

No one plays here now

Or ever. I pass this abandoned playground frequently, and during the late summer, as weeds grew up around the play equipment, I often thought about stopping to take a photo. Sometimes in slanted morning sunlight, mist hanging in the weeds … Continue reading

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Heat Waves😄

The little crinkle-flashes you see along the sidewalk are literally heat waves. There’s a set of vents about seven feet up the wall on the side of our Campus Center building that exhausts (exhales? like the building is alive and … Continue reading

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Daylight savings (robbing Peter to pay Paul)

These first evenings after daylight savings time ends are always disorienting. When you’re used to leaving work under an orange, twilight sky, the abrupt shift to stepping out into darkness is too jarring to make sense of. For example, my … Continue reading

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And the sun came out . . .

Very windy rain showers hit Milwaukee around mid-day today. I took this series of photos from my office window after returning from a couple of meetings around three o’clock. For some reason the title of a favorite picture book of … Continue reading

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Peaceful country evening

Looking through my camera roll and doing some housekeeping (because I take far more photos than I want to keep), I found this picture taken in August while visiting my parents. This is the view from their patio. It’s such … Continue reading

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Best Quality Furniture Co. SALE SALE

I don’t know why this store caught my eye as I was driving home from work last week. Stores of this sort are ubiquitous in the central city. Each has such a strong personality, such a distinctly individual character, especially … Continue reading

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What You Can Learn About The Danger Of Assumption From The Original Woodstock Festival …

Originally posted on The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]:
One of the things I do when I first get a brief is try to see the creative opportunity. Where we can make the biggest and most interesting…

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“The Shape of Water” is concentric circles

Raindrops on water is one of the loveliest sights I know. Always makes me happy and is something I seek out at the end of a storm, just as I also automatically look for rainbows. Is that something I do … Continue reading

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Unhappy Birthday

Taken near the NE corner of Jefferson and Wisconsin in downtown Milwaukee on a Saturday morning in early August. There’s a story here. I’m guessing it’s a sad one.

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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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