Category Archives: Milwaukee

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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Bicycle with Shadow Sharrow

Today I learned the official name for a certain ubiquitous graphic painted on the bike lanes of city streets: “sharrow.” A “sharrow”— in case you also didn’t know what to call this thing you’ve surely seen many times—is the “signage” … Continue reading

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A nice midweek break

Last night after work I met my friend, Karen, for dinner on the east side, followed by an author event at Boswell Books, featuring a talk and booksigning by Austin Kleon. Kleon has written three books about how to build … Continue reading

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Do you recognize this font?

Driving home from work yesterday, I got stopped at the traffic light at Sixth and Juneau. Looked to my left and immediately started puzzling over the font above the Johnson Controls Entrance. Anyone know what it is?

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Visiting Sim – Part One

This past Saturday I went to a lecture/tour at the Milwaukee Public Library marking 90 years since Simba the lion came to live at the Milwaukee Public Museum, which then shared half of the building with the Central Library downtown. … Continue reading

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Snowy birch at night

Took this picture after yesterday’s snow finally ended, shortly before turning in. Any photos I take at night with my phone are usually greenish and hard to make out. This one looked really striking though, and practically black and white … Continue reading

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Springtime in Milwaukee

I actually DID see some daffodils yesterday. But today looks like this. At least it’s mid-April, so no one is stressed about getting it all shoveled before the polar winds sweep  down from northern Canada bringing -20 degree temperatures and … Continue reading

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