Category Archives: Milwaukee

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Just a couple of photos from a gray day in Milwaukee. I actually took these pictures over a month ago (October 22), but as today is another gray day, I decided to share them. Sometimes, like today, I’m feeling “gray,” … Continue reading

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Remembering the “typewriter era”

Students in my freshman-level technical communication course were intrigued by our discussion today of document design during the “typewriter era.” We were examining some memos from the early Microsoft Windows period, right about the time that people were beginning to … Continue reading

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Remembering the “Star Hustler”

There was a partial lunar eclipse visible from Milwaukee last night, which I really wanted to go outside and see but which I didn’t because I also needed to be asleep at 3:00 a.m. so I could do my job … Continue reading

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The toilets under Milwaukee’s boulevards

Well, I can’t resist sharing this ARTICLE about the discovery of secret underground bathrooms beneath the flowery landscaping of Milwaukee’s boulevards. The median strips are pretty ho-hum today, but when I first moved to Milwaukee in the early 1980s, our … Continue reading

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And daylight savings ends

I grabbed this image while sitting at the traffic light just north of the King Park community center at the corner of Vliet and 17th. I can’t say it’s not beautiful in its own way, especially that sliver of crescent … Continue reading

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If Edward Hopper stopped for groceries on the way home

I took this photo after work at the supermarket near my home two Fridays ago. The sun was already low in the sky at 5:30-ish p.m., as it sadly is at at this time of year. But on the plus … Continue reading

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Birds on a Wire

I saw this flock sitting along the wires and loved the sight of their collective silhouette against the cloud and light behind them.  The resolution isn’t great because I was far away and had only my phone (instead of a … Continue reading

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Friday afternoon (leaving work) photos

The Grohmann Museum was quiet on the second floor when I left work at MSOE this afternoon. I pressed the button to call the elevator but then, immediately after, decided to step away and take a picture of the stair … Continue reading

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Two spires

I was walking back from the Library and Science Buildings shortly after noon today and saw City Hall reflected in the BMO Harris building—a reflection I realized was new to me from this vantage point, since I guess I haven’t … Continue reading

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Tosa Turkeys update

I posted on our Milwaukee suburb’s local wild turkeys back in May. Here’s video update from the Milwaukee County Transit System on a bus that got behind schedule down in “The Village” thanks to our snooty, slow-footed feathered friends. 😂

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