Monthly Archives: December 2006

How I spent my Christmas weekend …

Michael and I had a crowd for the Christmas weekend — Helen and Jay, Rebecca and David, Lucy, Peter and John. We decorated the tree Saturday night, without too much complaining about the garish ornaments I bought during the fall … Continue reading

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Moo-ey Christmas

The holiday is rapidly coming up, and I will have a houseful — nine in all. So I doubt that I’ll have much time to blog, even assuming that I get access to a computer. I got the Christmas cookies … Continue reading

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Tales from the Dells

My brother Steve came to visit a few weeks ago. Like all good tourists, he took pictures. I thought I would share a few. River, High Rock in BackgroundThis is a pretty typical view of the Dells of the Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Fair Wisconsin

We lost the amendment fight this fall, 59% to 41% statewide, and 57% to 43% in Sauk County. But the amendment fight brought gays and lesbians and our straight allies out of the woodwork in force, both in Sauk County … Continue reading

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Antiques Roadshow

Michael and I were at Farm and Fleet yesterday, and I spotted an ERTL 1:16 scale Farmall tractor much like the tractor we had around when I was a kid. I hesitated, because it cost $20 and I’m a cheapskate, … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season

The weekend was devoted to Christmas. After a fashion, that is. Michael and I have seven coming for Christmas weekend (my former wife and her husband, four adult kids and one son-in-law) and we are trying to get ready for … Continue reading

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News of the Weird, Wisconsin

The AP reported Friday that a man near Fond du Lac ran over a seven-legged deer with his truck. The deer died. When he looked at the animal, he noticed three to four inch appendages growing from the rear legs. … Continue reading

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Julaine’s a Grinch

The Wisconsin State Journal reported this morning that Representative Mark Pocan (Democrat – Madison) and Philip Frank were married on November 24 in Toronto. Pocan said: “We were engaged last Christmas but didn’t talk about it a lot because of … Continue reading

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A Wedding, A Recall, A Retry

A Wedding Madison State Representative Mark Pocan and his partner Philip Frank were married in Toronto right after Thanksgiving. My late debating partner, Julaine Appling, already has her panties in a twist about it, and I imagine that the grinches … Continue reading

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Forward in, Uh, Wisconsin

Progressive? Progressive: Synonyms: advanced, open-minded, broad-minded, tolerant, unbiased, dynamic, enlightened, forward-looking, modern, up-to-date; Antonyms: conservative, close-minded, dogmatic, narrow-minded, rigid, small-minded. Representative Mark Gundrum (Republican, New Berlin), one of the authors of the Wisconsin anti-marriage amendment, was asked the other day … Continue reading

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