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A short, short story.

Short Story.



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events, family, poem

Not long after I started writing short stories in 1977, I realized our teenage daughter, Sarah, was a natural poet. Almost 33 years later, we're both still writing.

Carnegie Mellon University Press published Sarah's first two poetry books. Now she's working on her third book and will read some of her new poems, and some of her old, at a Pantry Benefit at The Coffee House this Friday.

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Are Trucks in the Fast Lane a Danger in Milwaukee

Trucks, Semis, left lane, fast lane, traffic fatalities, Illinois Tollway, Milwaukee Freeways

 When driving on I43  or the other freeways in the Milwaukee area, I am  amazed at how many Big Rigs are in the left lane.

Sometimes they are tailgating the car in front of them, in an attempt to get the car to move over,  at other times, they are doing the speed limit or less.

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Economic forces and urban design.

Economics and urban design.

I'm going to apply briefly to our community here in Shorewood what is being learned from a new perspective regarding the redevelopment of our cities, given the new circumstance of what is referred to as globalism, population growth and the resulting changing land values.


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Verbal cartoon number 1. Speaking of the devil.

Devil and contract with Haiti.

The Sin-not is in session.


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Fun is fun and who will ever know the difference.



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TEA PARTY MOVEMENT, NOT A MOVEMENT. Most Americans stand in the center, not to the left nor to the right.

Polititical Parties. Americans as centralists.



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Let's also ask, what do certain public projects do for older citizens living here?

Housing older adults who live in suburbs



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Do parties lead to a more democratic society?

Democracies and poltical parties.


Democracy is not doing as well today as our forefathers would have wished.

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2010 Shorewood Public Art Event Announced: "Best Seats in the House"

Seeking Milwaukee Area Artists To Participate in Annual Public Art Event - Business Sponsors Also Solicited

The Shorewood Business Improvement District is pleased to announce its public art event for summer 2010 - and invites area artists to apply to participate. The theme for this year's event revolves around a custom-made bench. Artists whose proposals are selected will be paired with a Village business or organization to be their sponsor. Each decorated bench will reside outside a storefront on public display in Shorewood's business district through the duration of the event (June 5-August 15). A public auction will be held at the end of August, when the benches will be auctioned off to benefit the Shorewood Foundation, the event's presenting sponsor. "Best Seats in the House" is being produced by the Shorewood Business Improvement District (BID).

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Mind. Illusions. Philosphical significance of the mind.



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The poltics of "you betcha," not hopey-changey stuff.

Palin. The Tea Party. The Republican Party. The party of "you betcha."

A characteriization of the politics of “you betcha.”


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My view of the State of the Union.

State of the Union. Economic depression. Central banking system. Stock market. Unemployment. Revolution.

The State of the Union.


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climate change, environment

Last Wednesday my bed woke me up just before 4 AM. It's really moving, isn't it! The weather report was for wind and snow overnight. Maybe it's the wind.

But I don't hear the wind. Maybe it's my ears.

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A look at a "mad as hell approach" to handling a devil of an economy.

The economy. Unemployment. Taxes. Government spending. Mad as hell.

What a devil of an economy!


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Work ethic and rationality.

Work ethic. Rationality. Rational and irrational social and economic systems.


It is said that human beings are the most rational of God's creatures.

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Our congratulations to everyone involved in Shorewood's Community Development.

Commercial development. Community Development. Tax Base. Improvement by Town Design.

Our congratulations.   And our recognition of Shorewood's  involvement in Community Development.


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A "walkable" community can become even more "walkable."

Designing the walkable community. Social spaces. Hard surfaces and Community.



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It will take a Calatrava.

Traffic through towns. Rivers of traffic require bridges. Traffic and community do not mix well.

A Calatrava to solve our traffic problems or an UWM architectural student project?


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Our inherited economic cushion.

Economic recessions. Economic cushion. Built-in economic institutions.

What is an economic cushion?


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