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West Side Stories

A Tosa resident for almost 20 years, Karen is a mom and freelance writer, addicted to playing tennis. When not on the tennis court, she spends the fall and winter in the stands at Green Bay Packer and Marquette basketball games.

Karen is the author of “Grab a Bite,” a dining out column and the former community columnist for the Wauwatosa NOW newspaper.

Growing Old with Brett Favre

Packers, Personal, Fun

Interestingly enough, Brett Favre and I have a couple of things in common: 1) We have big birthdays coming up this month, although Brett’s seems more nationally significant and mine is merely the end of an era. 2) We’re both battling the same demons – time and gravity – and those two are perhaps scarier than a blindside defensive blitz. Nevertheless, as Brett and I begin our “farewell tours,” I can’t help but consider the implications.

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Simply Stupid

Reminiscing, Technology, Things that bug me

I have, at best, a tumultuous relationship with technology. That could be attributed to the fact that I remember the days B.I. (before the internet.) In the eyes of many, that makes me old. I, however, prefer to think that I have a balanced perspective. I have the ability to look at the old and the new and decide what’s better.

It seems to me that the purpose of technology should be to make things simpler. My generation can attest to the fact that this is most definitely not true and I have evidence to prove it.

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Feeling chilly? Why not get All Shook Up?!

Kids, Fun, Community, Tosans

With the cold weather beginning to tighten its grip on the Tosa area, there’s no better way to warm up than with a high-energy musical featuring several Wauwatosa students.

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