madison moving day madness magnifies mucked-up mid-town milieu

  During the month of August, and particularly August 14-16, U-Haul and other trucking rental companies unleash thousands of trucks on the streets of Madison, Wisconsin--driven by people without licenses to be truck drivers.  Yes, it's Madison Moving Day. Does chaos result?  Yes and no. In many ways its an annual rite of passage, and … Continue reading madison moving day madness magnifies mucked-up mid-town milieu

funny, i don’t remember “indian summer” being this creepy

I don't know what it is about this fall's "Indian Summer" but there's something about it that seems, well...strange. Brief spells of summer-like weather in October or even November aren't unusual.  Perhaps it's because this year's Indian Summer is so cloudy as to be gloomy.  Might it be that the fall colors peaked early and … Continue reading funny, i don’t remember “indian summer” being this creepy

two days after the historic recall election, what did you expect me to talk about–the weather?

With Wisconsin's historic recall election concluding less than 36 hours ago, what else would I write about? People are going to spin Gov. Walker's 53% to 46% victory over Tom Barrett in any number of ways.  I remember when President Reagan swept 49 states in the 1984 election, a look at the blue-colored map (Republicans … Continue reading two days after the historic recall election, what did you expect me to talk about–the weather?

it’s all fun until the polar icecaps melt

Early this morning marked Daylight Savings time.  With daylight going an hour later on our clocks, you could see more children playing outside, more people walking through the neighborhood and more bicyclists out on the street.  It was a sunny day, with the temperature reaching 64 degrees.  In the morning I walked out side with … Continue reading it’s all fun until the polar icecaps melt