Results tagged with 'Living'
Published July 3, 2015
A year ago, Michael Merkel was a homeless high school dropout, sleeping on cold park benches on the North Side after one too many arguments with his mother. After two months of avoiding the police, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports the 18-year-old found himself in front of a counselor who directed him to MATC's YouthBuild, a program that gives low-income, at-risk youth and young adults experience in the construction trades.
Published June 30, 2015
Steamy and stormy. That's how I think of Milwaukee summers. And incredibly hectic, too. Summer in the city is always crammed with more festivals, fairs and block parties than civically necessary or nutritionally advisable. But it's an integral element of my longtime summer routine - returning back home for 10 days of fun - and I'm too old to stop now.
Published May 25, 2015
When Charmion Herron's mother died in 2010, she - along with her three sisters and brother - thought the family home was gone for good. There was no will, major repairs were needed and the house eventually became the property of the city following a tax foreclosure hearing. Now, talking with Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service and relaxing in the living room as the owner of the home where she spent her teenage years, it all seems surreal.
Published May 11, 2015
Brighten up your patio, deck or front entrance with containers. They're an excellent way to add color, fragrance and beauty where plantable space is limited or non-existent.
Published Feb. 26, 2015
For a while, we didn't know exactly what city we were moving to because the house is at the convergence of three cities. Then we got the official postcard from the post office: West Allis.
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Die Hard is a classic tale of surviving the unexpected by relying on wits and determination. Surviving long enough, that is, to buy time until ample help arrives. Of course, this particular story is shot through the lens of a film camera so the flair for the dramatic is obviously dialed up. Case ...
The Cure for Inflataphobia? Why a Dose of Surplus Productivity Of Course! - March 19th, 2014by Paul WinghartHave an irrational fear of inflation these days? Well, you are clearly not alone. It seems that stoking the inflationary-fear fires is all the rage in the realm of economic content. B...
Excuses are never in short supply. Why something was not accomplished or why an incident happened often produces a fictitious response. A thin facade drapes over eyes of the one listening to the half truths. Little white lies such as why homework wasn't done or how a favorite glass was broken...
Smile and All the Ketchup Will Smile Back at You - February 2nd, 2014by Paul WinghartIn 1998, Heinz Company spent a lot of money to run an ad during the Superbowl. At that time, the ketchup maker was rolling with a campaign that touted using 25 tomatoes in every bottle for a "richer, thicker...
The Year of Bob Newhart Economics- January 3rd, 2014I am declaring 2014 the Year of Bob Newhart economics for a number of reasons. For the uninitiated, Bob Newhart played probably the best straight man in television sitcom history first as a Chicago psychologist in the hit series “The ...
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