Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Problem with Permits

In the last week close to a hundred citizens have been arrested for singing in the Wisconsin Capitol building. Each one has been charged for gathering without a permit, which comes with a $200.50 fine. The singers are gentle, angry … Continue reading

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Say It Ain’t So, Ryan

Dear Ryan Braun, As you know your suspension from baseball for using performance-enhancing drugs has disappointed many, many people, not only Milwaukee Brewers fans, but all of those who believed you when you insisted that the allegations you were juicing … Continue reading

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Living in Peace

Nature has always been where I find my peace. So when I look for peace in a violent world and I look to nature I am greeted with the fact that the rest of nature is as violent as the … Continue reading

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Candlelight

When I arrived at the candlelight vigil for Trayvon Martin there was one other person there, a young African-American male who asked my name and then introduced himself as Ibraham, the Muslim variation of the Judeo-Christian prophet Abraham. Shortly two … Continue reading

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Letter to Department of Administration on Proposed Rule Changes

This is a copy of the e-mail I just sent to Donna Sorenson of the Wisconsin Department of Administration regarding proposed rules changes that will affect Capitol access. The only change is that I’ve removed my contact information from the … Continue reading

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Thirty Years at Home

The moment I walked through the front door of Broom Street Theater the first time I felt at home. I knew it was where I belonged. For years I had enjoyed theater as an audience member and in high school … Continue reading

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The 1943 Mulcahy Mine Disaster

Shullsburg, Wisconsin is tucked into the southwestern corner of the state, just eight miles from Illinois and twenty miles from Iowa. It is among the oldest cities in the state, founded in 1827, more than two decades before statehood. Everything … Continue reading

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