Category Archives: Milwaukee

Winter’s Bright

More snow Friday and Sunday, but Milwaukee is getting lots of sunshine today. So often bright sun in winter means bitter cold, but today it’s pretty warm outside. I didn’t even need my scarf or gloves walking between buildings, although … Continue reading

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Protective Coloration

Like a zebra or tiger, this garbage can’s “disruptive coloration” stripes allow it to blend in with its environment . . . at least during the time of day that afternoon sun pours into the Grohmann Museum via its four-story … Continue reading

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Lines Through Blinds

Or should that be “Blinds Through Lines”? Back to work at Milwaukee School of Engineering after a two-week break. I realized this morning that I take a lot of pictures from this window. It’s right next to the printer/copier in … Continue reading

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Of dovecotes and pigeonholes and ortolans and extinction

In reading a novel set in England around 1815 this past week, I followed two characters into a “dovecote” that had fallen into disrepair. I’d heard that term before and vaguely associated it with some kind of architectural feature similar … Continue reading

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Reliving the famous “Ice Bowl” 50 years later

Today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel contains a fascinating oral history of the December 31, 1967, “Ice Bowl” NFL Championship Game between Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers and Tom Landry’s Dallas Cowboys. Link to the article here. Several thoughts come to mind … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Importance of Imperfection

It’s hard to believe now, but it must have rained last week. That’s when I snapped this photograph of/in a puddle on the sidewalk in front of MSOE’s Campus Center. This recurring puddle has been a remarkably fertile source of … Continue reading

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Snowdusted Leaf

Taken this afternoon as a light, powdery snow fell across Milwaukee.

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