The national political scene seems to be proving the old adage, that things are not always what they appear to be.
Supporters of politicians running for president try to use today's communication media for their proposes of bit by bit developing the image of what their future candidate will look like and how he will conduct himself once he's in office.
Americans are “disinformed” about homelessness in this country.
It has recently been revealed that more than 400 teen-agers are separated from family and without a place to sleep or able to appropriately shelter themselves in the Milwaukee area.
When American soldiers were hitting Omaha beach, named after my home town, a name taken from a tribe of native Americans, thousands of us were in the Manchester area, fairly north in England in a continuous process of reconditioning and of upgrading hundreds and hundreds of aircraft engines, a process that didn't end until the day of the ending of the war itself.
These were my thoughts, stimulated by the display and shooting of fireworks over Independence Day this past weekend. Love of country and patriotism were talked about by politicians this weekend as well. I don't have any thoughts of soldiers talking about patriotism nor as to whether the term would have better equipped us for the war at hand.
Shorewood has a redevelopment program for remodeling duplexes already underway.
I'm therefore proposing that two or three of these buildings, closely located if possible, to be remodeled as “group homes” for seniors.
Most seniors as they grow older prefer to stay in place and continue to live in their homes as long as they can.
My conversations with older adults in Shorewood and in the north lake shore communities, indicate that seniors rather move if they'd have to, to an apartment or a group home. This before extended care living. In most cases, they seem to prefer group homes.
I believe that the number one issue in Shorewood, although partially invisible at the present time is what to do about our school facilities during declining school enrollment.
What would the closing of one school building in Shorewood do to the appearance of a prosperous suburb that we want to present?
The first one-third of one's expected life span, especially in developed countries is spent in education or the development of oneself for the future.
The future at this period in life seems far away and endless. On the other hand, those who have reached the later stages of this life know that they will be leaving the earth as they reach the far edges at this extended range.
The center of small rural communities obviously lack the qualities found in urban suburbs.
On the other hand, suburban communities lack the elements of the centers of cities.
Communities do not plan for their development in the same manner as an architect or an engineer can design a building or a bridge.
The element of design is lacking and without a designer we do not have an end image or an end product. Only the designer can produce these products.