Real ideas and practical solutions.
We dipped into spring for a while before churches chimed midnight on 12/31/10. Spring didn’t lead into summer, instead lead to midwinter mutters, though it wasn’t midwinter. Yes, 2011 began with howls of wind.
Weird weather here, dramatic temperature swings, our first serious floods, yet look at the rest of the world. Planet Earth is flooding beyond all basements. In Queensland, an area the size of France and Germany combined is under water. Record storms, record cold, snow in California, Florida frosts, melting at the poles...
The consolidation of Northshore Police Departments is an old issue, that comes up occassionally.
There is already a Northshore Fire Department,.
It was apparent from responses and comments to my previous posting on a combined police force, that some folks in Shorewood and Whitefish Bay feel that there could be a loss of service for their community if the police departments were combined into one force.
In talking to Whitefish Bay officials, the former WFB Village Manager was insistent that WFB resources would be lost in part to greater crime needs in Shorewood. Was he correct, or did he just want to protect his turf.
In our artwork we look at ourselves, laugh at ourselves, consciously or unconsciously paint ourselves. Or we gaze into others' eyes and try to turn our paint into their emotions. We may lose the human figure in its surroundings, or let it overpower the space. Or perhaps we abstract it so much no one else knows it's human. There are as many ways to look at humanity as there are people looking. And the latest show at the Rosenblatt Gallery features four very different artists, Davey Noble, Eriks Johnson, Virgi Driscoll, and Nancy Lamers, painting their fellow earthlings.
FIGURE IT OUT, THE FIGURE IS IN!
Jan 21, 2011 to Mar 4, 2011
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, Jan 21, 6:30-10:00 PM
Virgi Driscoll, Eriks Johnson, Nancy Lamers, and Davey Noble
Rosenblatt Gallery, 181 North Broadway, Milwaukee
You know how much I have been emphasizing the use of spices and legumes in cooking aromatic, flavorful and healthful foods. In my presentations to the media and the public, I often talk about the intrinsic health benefits of spices.
Now, in January 2011, a book: “Healing Spices- How to Use 50 Everyday and Exotic Spices to Boost Health and Beat Disease” has been released. Authored by Dr. Bharat Aggarwal, with Deborah Yost, the book is an authoritative source on the scientific research that provides additional evidence about the health benefits of spices. Dr. Aggarwal is a Professor of cancer research, biochemistry and immunology at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Deborah Yost is the former vice-president and editor-in-chief of Prevention Magazine Health books.
Mequon Police Department – Citizens’ Police Academy
Many people often use the start of the New Year as an impetus for change, or at least attempts at change. Resolutions are made to lose weight, get fit, quit smoking, watch less TV, get more sleep, drink less alcohol, reduce stress, change jobs, etc. Sadly, too often these very good intentions fall by the wayside in a very short period of time.
The collective culture of nature.
Is society really mad?