Monthly Archives: June 2006

Straight Talk on the Amendment

Patrick Lucey, Martin Schreiber, Lee Sherman Dreyfus, and Tony Earl — all former Governors of Wisconsin — issued the following statement yesterday: “We oppose the proposed constitutional ban on civil unions and marriage. As former governors, we believe the ban … Continue reading

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Buddy and the Red, White and Blue

Michael and I are dogsitting Helen and Jay’s dog Buddy while they are on vacation. Buddy is my ex-dog — he went to St. Paul after the divorce — and Buddy is a moron. Helen noted that Buddy is by … Continue reading

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Voting Yes is Just Wrong

I live in Sauk County, a rural area far away from the world of Atlanta, Chicago, New York and San Francisco. The closest we come to a “gay neighborhood” is a rainbow windsock in somebody’s yard. To be gay or … Continue reading

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Ripon

I drove over to Ripon, Wisconsin, on Friday to have lunch with my brother Steve. Steve was in Ripon for the 40th reunion of his college class. I’m a Ripon alumni, too, but my class is nowhere near 40 years … Continue reading

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Around here …

I’m seeing the sand county area with fresher eyes these days. I’m seeing with fresher eyes in part because enough has changed around here that I’m actually paying attention for the first time in years, but I’m also seeing with … Continue reading

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Field Mice, Field Trip

Field Mice This morning’s tally was two dead field mice, both caught in the sticky traps. The cats seem to have given up, or if not, are ignorant of our desire for a high body count and aren’t leaving them … Continue reading

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On Pies, Parades, Mice, Heat and Hamburger

Butterfest I marched with the Sauk County Democrats in the Reedsburg Butterfest parade. The parade was an hour and a half long, and included everything from the “The Living Flag of Witwen” to a Civil War cannon mounted on a … Continue reading

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Rural Life, of Sorts

I won’t say that Michael’s and my social life has been hopping in the last couple of weeks, but we’ve been keeping busy enough to stay out of trouble. The Remains of the Day Weekdays have settled down into a … Continue reading

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Aftermath

The latest casualty of the “anti-marriage” amendment in Alabama, uh, Wisconsin is the University of Wisconsin system. Republicans, who control the Assembly, voted down a proposal to provide domestic partner health benefits to state workers, including professors and staff in … Continue reading

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