Monthly Archives: February 2009

Slip Sliding Away

We had, despite the on again, off again, weather predictions, a good bit of ice on Thursday night. Nothing serious, in the sense of snapped trees and power lines, but enough to cause accidents and make the less-traveled roads, the … Continue reading

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A miss is as good as a mile …

When I went to bed last night we were under an ice storm warning from the National Weather Service, predicting a half inch of ice this afternoon. An ice storm of that magnitude in the country means no power, because … Continue reading

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Spring

Although the equinox falls on March 20 this year, we’ve been seeing increasing signs of Spring recently. Michael and I saw hundreds of geese flying around while we were driving back from Madison on Friday. It is raining — not … Continue reading

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True Colors

Back in 2006, during the fight over the anti-marriage amendment, opponents of the amendment warned Wisconsin about the bait and switch tactics of the so-called “protect marriage” crowd in Michigan, Kentucky and other states, suggesting that the Family Research Council … Continue reading

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WSHS Affiliation

The railroad received notice today that it has been approved as an affiliate of the Wisconsin State Historical Society. The railroad is the only museum in North America that is preserving the legacy of a manufacturer of 15″ to 24″ … Continue reading

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It makes sense, I guess …

I made an appointment with a local doctor and signed the release necessary to have my records transferred. I have a check up every six months to keep track of a service-related condition that might, or might not, in time, … Continue reading

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The Show

The Mad City Model Railroad Show was fun. The main attraction, of course, were the large model railroad exhibits, the work product of various model railroading clubs in Wisconsin. It is quite a sight to see a half dozen house-sized … Continue reading

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Dustin

Dustin Lance Black won an Academy Award for best screenplay the other night. His personal story — the importance of Harvey Milk as a living, personal example that there was life beyond religious condemnation — emphasizes how important it is … Continue reading

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Don’t count ’em out till …

The economy’s down, and the question of whether next season will be a disaster for the Dells is on everyone’s mind. So is this advertising juxtaposition coincidence or prediction?

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Just in Time

I used to regularly attend the University of Chicago Folk Festival. Just as regularly, the Folk Festival was held on the coldest day of the year — bitter, biting winds, subzero temperatures, arctic wind child levels. It became a joke … Continue reading

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