Category Archives: Milwaukee

Atrium staircase, late afternoon

I am in the middle of grading midterms today. That involves lots of sitting, punctuated by the need to get up and stretch my legs more often than I usually think to remember. There is lots of late afternoon sunshine … Continue reading

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(Not Quite) Night at the Museum

Grohmann Museum, that is. Taken sometime around 6:00 p.m. yesterday. The building is closed by 5:00, but a few of my colleagues and I are often still here after hours wrapping up our current work day and prepping for the … Continue reading

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Red Arrow Starbucks, last week of March in the late afternoon

Doesn’t our Milwaukee seem slightly Santa Fe-ish here with the shadows? Last coffee run of the day, just before my 4:00 class. Doing film history this week, which given our quarter system, is more of a “greatest hits” of milestones, … Continue reading

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Diercks Hall, late March 2019

I walk the Grohmann Museum’s galleries and climb the atrium’s spiral staircase for exercise when my schedule is tight, starting from the lower level and working my way up to the rooftop garden before taking the elevator back down to … Continue reading

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Spring Thaw – Now that’s what I call melting (and about time, too!)

When I got home last night, I was amused to note that the remnants of our ice storm weeks ago had been uncovered by melting during the day. The photo is dark, but you can see the layer of ice … Continue reading

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Sisyphean Snow Day

Any Milwaukee School of Engineering graduate can tell you this: MSOE never closes for winter-related weather issues. I’ve taught there since 1996, and although we closed early a few times (no classes after 3:00 p.m.), the only time I can … Continue reading

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Milwaukee’s Forecast: No change in view

The Wisconsin Gas Building’s flame was such a pretty shade of blue beneath the overcast sky this afternoon that I had to stop and take this picture.  The flame changes color to announce the weather forecast: When the flame is red, … Continue reading

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