Ash borer survey arrives in Milwaukee County
The Emerald Ash Borer survey has landed in Milwaukee as Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection continues to check for the ash tree-killing pest in the state.
Versailles is ornate, Rodin is great, and the Seine is trŤs bien
After a European breakfast of crepes and coffee, we set out for Versailles, the palatial estate of several kings, but most famously belonging to Louis XIV.
Hurry up and get lost (Paris edition)
The plan for tonight was supposed to be the Trocadero and the Eiffel Tower, and Iíll be damned if I wasnít going to make this day turn out right. Exhausted and more frazzled than yesterday, we set the evening in motion.
Munich to Strasbourg in six hours at 130 mph
It's been a grueling, exhausting and all-together thrilling day, and frankly, the last thing I feel like doing at 11 p.m., from the world's smallest hotel room, is writing this blog.
Quiet, clean and meaty Munich
The outskirts of Munich, by train, look an awful lot like the trip from Milwaukee to Chicago on Amtrak. It starts out rural, then gets suburban, and finally urban.
Would it kill Mitchell to offer free WiFi?
I'm sitting at the airport right now, and composing this blog is gonna take an excruitiatingly long time. Why? Because I'm typing it on my Blackberry instead of on my laptop. Because Mitchell Airport doesn't offer free WiFi.
Two more sleeps till the big trip
On Wednesday, my wife and I head to Munich to pick up our BMW as part of its European Delivery Program.
Have you Googled your house?
Google has added street views of Milwaukee and if you're looking to have hours of fun, Google your address.
Disenchanted with Mars Cheese Castle
I want to like this place so much that I feel slightly sacrilegious writing this.
Independent group works to revive Bay View Bash
When the BVNA announced this weekend that it was putting the festival on hold this year, and potentially indefinitely, Carlson -- who's also the OnMilwaukee.com dining critic -- is trying to revive the Bash.
Would you move because of the weather?
In the past week, three friends mentioned they were considering moving to a warmer climate.
Blizzard brings out the best in Milwaukeeans
I'm guessing that I wasn't the only person who got stuck a few times driving home from work last night. For me, my car stopped moving near an intersection outside my office, and again a block from home.
Snow shuts down airport, too
Mitchell International Airport also is closed for the evening, which has inconvenienced thousands of travelers including the Bucks.
Is Mother Nature going crazy?
The weather could get frightful tonight, with snowfalls projected from 9 to 20 inches.
I'm re-learning French, but I hope I don't need all of it
In preparation for a trip to Europe at the end of this month, which includes Paris and Strasbourg, I bought a set of CDs recently that boast they can teach you French by listening during your commute.
Where's the coffee and food at the new Amtrak station?
Why can't I get a real cup of coffee inside Milwaukee's shiny, new Amtrak station?
Chicago Tribune says "Escape to Milwaukee"
A Chicago writer says, "Escape to Milwaukee."
All my ideas have run out -- and Iím screwed
As I write this, Iím speeding north on Amtrakís Hiawatha Service from Chicago. Iíve found the ride perfect for writing a 500-word blog. Itís an hour and a half; I can plug in my laptop and the crush of humanity that surrounds me makes for good social observation.
What does Calatrava mean in Italian?
Next time you're in Venice, remember that "the Calatrava" might mean something entirely different than it does in Milwaukee.
Potawatomi tops off expansion tomorrow
Potawatomi Bingo Casino celebrates the near-completion of its $240 million expansion -- which effectively doubles the size of -- and brings new dining options to - the casino with a "Topping Off" ceremony, Thursday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m.
Carroll College grad leads Super Bowl
If Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers can battle their way through the playoffs and advance to Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Ariz., a very capable cheesehead will be eagerly waiting there to greet them.
Wintry Chicago is fun, if pricey
Recently, my family spent a snowy weekend in Chicago, trying to recreate the holiday magic of my youth when my mom would take us to Rockefeller Center and 5th Avenue to see the window displays, lights and skaters.
Oberwise book captures a familiar but different Milwaukee
When a friend lent me a copy of "Milwaukee at Mid-Century," a hardcover book collecting some of the many, many photographs Lyle Oberwise took of the city, I saw a lot of familiar, disappeared places.
We're in Milwaukee because we heard it was cool
A $10 flight was enough for one couple to follow the buzz to Milwaukee.
Emerald Ash Borer: the coast is clear so far
So far 41 trees were felled in Brown County and 23 were peeled. In Dane 18 were felled and four peeled, and in Kenosha 10 of the 21 felled were peeled. There was no evidence of the borer found in any of the trees.