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Both Sides of the Fence

A Tosa resident since 1991, Christine walks the dog, cooks but avoids housework, writes and reads, and enjoys the company of friends and strangers. Her job takes her around the state, learning about people's health. A Quaker (no, they don't wear blue hats or sell oatmeal or motor oil), she has been known to stand on both sides of the political and philosophic fence at the same time, which is very uncomfortable when you think about it. She writes about pretty much whatever stops in to visit her busy mind at the moment. One reader described her as "incredibly opinionated but not judgmental." That sounds like a good thing to strive for!

Lovescaping the Eschweilers: a Valentine for what you love

Eschweiler buildings, Milwaukee County Grounds, Valentines

In Wheeling, Ohio, young preservationists are showing their love for old buildings by adorning them with Valentine's hearts and messages of love.

"The heart-makers hope that other members of the community will view their handiwork, think about the significance of the structures and formulate ways to rescue endangered or unappreciated buildings."

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Another day, red ribbon day?

Eschweiler buildings, Milwaukee County Grounds, development, Valentine's day

Although the response to my suggestion that we lovescape the Eschweilers with Valentines was underwhelming, by which I mean nonexistent, I am compelled to continue tilting at windmills and development zeal.

So I headed out to the County Grounds to plot my route of Valentine delivery. Alas, while it still is possible to get to the buildings, you'd now have to climb over a more rigid fence or slip through the gap. Let's hope the rest of the construction is better than that.

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DWI: Dining while ignoring

Paying attention, cell phones, children in restaurants, DWI

Liz and I stopped at a newish restaurant on the 60th Street Tosa border for lunch today. I'm not going to name it because the charming and talented Karen Waldkirch will probably do a real review on the place, sooner or later. Maybe she already has.

And because while the food was good, the service was not. They get a bye for being new, though. Let's hope they shake out the potentially fatal kink dazed service can be.

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