Category Archives: My life

There is no such thing as society

Margret Thatcher is sometimes praised and often criticized for saying that there is no such thing as society. This is the whole of what she said, and she was right – “There is no such thing as society. There is … Continue reading

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Drinking our part against the Corona virus

I am doing my part, even if it costs me some money and mild headaches in the morning. Chrissy and I like to go to Blackfinn. It is right across the street from us and we especially enjoy eating and … Continue reading

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Memories of the working class

An old picture reminded me of my working days at Medusa Cement on KK Avenue in Milwaukee. In the original posts I wrote that I did not know who the people in the wedding picture were, beyond my father. I … Continue reading

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Sicily

Chrissy & I went to Smithsonian for a program “Sicily: Eternal Crossroads of the Mediterranean.” It was a disappointing program. I thought it would be something like what the title suggested. In fact, it was more a semi-technical art history … Continue reading

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A new town

A whole new town sprung up where there were fields & parking lots not long ago. It is called “the Buro” and it is a mixed use development. Mixed use is good. For many years after WWII zoning rules discouraged … Continue reading

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Life’s twists

I questioned my memory. After all, it happened so long ago and seemed incongruous. Today, however, at the Tree Farm meeting I was talking to a woman from Wisconsin who asked me if I had a degree in forestry. I … Continue reading

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My Virginia

My Virginia I am a Wisconsin guy by birth and a Virginian by choice. I have been in Virginia, with gaps for diplomatic duty, since 1984. Some people say that you cannot be a Virginia unless your family has been … Continue reading

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Busy couple of days

Lots of variety. Thursday I was planting trees. Yesterday, I did some WAE work for State and watched Espen Matel band play. Today, I am writing up. Most of it is just personal, but I need to write up notes … Continue reading

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Christmas 2019

Great family meeting  

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Are you proud of your ethnic heritage? My Story Worth.

Odd question and I had to think about it for a little while, but no – I am not proud of my ethnic heritage. Let me explain. Germans My mother’s family thought they were German. I say “thought” because my … Continue reading

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