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Disrupted

photo courtesy Nick Hansen Last week, I witnessed a solemn procession. I-94 was closed off for the funeral of Officer Matthew Rittner. I sat in my car on the overpass above and watched the police cars in their procession through Milwaukee. There were firetrucks parked on each overpass with firefighters and bystanders standing at attention as the cars rolled on underneath the bridge. It took me over two hours to get home that day in what is usually a seven…

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New Year: Same Jerk

It’s a week after New Year’s Day, which means most of us have already broken our resolutions. I can only hope we score some points for being consistent in breaking our resolutions. Consistency is important too, folks. I’m going to be honest with you: I’ve been struggling these past few months. One of my ailments is that I suffer from a chronic case of not-enoughitis. I have to-do lists, closets to clean out, an old house that constantly needs repair,…

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Kitchen Essentials Edition

In the past year,  I did four rounds of the Whole 30. And when I say that I did four of them, what I mean is that I actually accomplished two of them. The other two were more like Whole 30-ishes. But even the ishes were solid attempts. For those that aren’t familiar with the Whole 30, it’s a strict 30-day challenge to help you with your food addictions, get your body clean, improve your health/sleep/skin and reconcile your relationship…

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The Sherman Phoenix

On Friday night in Milwaukee, there was only one place to be: the Sherman Phoenix. We’ve all been waiting and watching and she spread her wings at last. … We were all witnesses on the night it burned. We gathered in Sherman Park the day after the unrest–and day after that and the day after that. We had our reasons for coming there: we were angry, hurt, wanting to help, wanting to show support for Sylville’s family. It was hard…

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