While at the mall a few weeks ago, I overheard some younger people talking about being befriended. It was totally being misused as a negative. One would have thought with the use of facebook that the word “Befriend” would be used more often and the use of it would educate people in the use allowing them to become custom to using it.
I would like to give my personal thanks for reading my blog posts and for the good conversations that I have had with many of you. I also hear from neighbors, which talk with DPW workers about reading my blog posts, and how I can help the city further.
Trick or Treat came and went. Slowly. Probably about half the ghouls, gobblins and fairy princesses as usual. Might have been the chilly, overcast weather. Might have been not everyone getting the word about the change from the traditional Trick or Treat day in South Milwaukee. My own three grandkiddies were among the missing. Plans made before the Trick or Treat date change became known took them with their folks out of town for the day.
On the upside, realizing that the lack of a South Milwaukee paper and dwindling city resources have left an information vacuum, some elected officials are exploring ways to bridge the communications gap.
This is an update to the blog post, “Is the City of Cudahy Charging Sales Tax for Nuisance Weed Fees?”
I hope everyone will take the time to read John Gurda's article in Sunday's Crossroads section:
I recently bought a 24-pack double roll of Quilted Northern Soft & Strong toilet paper at Wal-Mart and another one on sale at Target.
I got up early on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd and grabbed the paper on my front porch. (I have a personal computer in my living room, but I am old-fashioned and prefer reading the actual paper copy of the newspaper rather than reading it online!) I was deeply moved by two inspiring stories of hope, courage and determination. Both of these articles were written by well-known runner Tom Held.
The first article was a front-page follow-up story on Jenny Crain. Jenny Crain was an elite runner who was training for the Olympics when she was hit by a car while running on Milwaukee's East Side. The accident occured on Aug. 21, 2007. I did not know her but I remember reading about it in the paper and I donated to her recovery fund at the 2007 Lakefront Marathon expo at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). This was a horrible accident and everyone was shocked that an elite runner could be struck down so quickly. It seemed like such a senseless tragedy.
These are tips that Cudahy Police Sergeant Chris Blunt gave out at the September Neighborhood Watch group after he did a walk & drive through including the alleys.
Recently Cudahy Alderman Joe Mikolajczak and South Milwaukee Alderman David Bartoshevich each worked on an idea to save each city money by consolidation of the municipal judges.
To me, the idea of making illegal traditional bulbs is ridiculous, equally as ridiculous as believing people are going to take their burned out and broken CFLs to the recycling center. You'd probably spend more on gas driving there to recycle the bulb (due to the mercury content) than you saved during it's use.
Pop-up stores help fill mall space during economic slump
As I scanned the recent 2010 proposed
A couple of readers wrote to me and asked me if I follow any special diet as part of my training. The answer is "yes and no". I do not count calories but I try to eat healthy, nutritious food as much as possible and avoid processed or manufactured foods. I am a firm believer in the "caveman diet"; i.e., I try to eat foods that come directly from a plant or animal source.
In addition, I am trying to eat as much fish as possible to get the maximum effects of Omega-3. I love fish and am trying to eat as much of it as possible. I eat fish almost every day. My favorites are salmon and herring, although I will eat almost any kind of fish.
I've been pretty good recently about complaining and focusing on some negatives, such as the slowness in getting the word out about the change in Trick or Treat day, pranking the Parkway near the high school into a septic tank and the Hoan Bridge matter. Time now -- way past time, actually -- to accentuate a positive.
Remember the wind storm a few weeks ago that took down some trees and tree limbs around town? One of the trees was a big one two yards over from us. It fell across the yard next to us with the canopy crashing into ours. Luckily for everyone, it didn't hit any structures and took out only a TV cable, power lines and a few fence boards. That happened in the evening when it was dark.
This will continue a spiral no matter how much development we due until we address the core of the problem – Property maintenance.
Now it doesn’t make sense to rip down the bridge and extend the 794 Parkway south. Oh wait, they don’t want to rip the bridge down, yes they do, they want to make it just a street level. So that means just a street.