Allison grew up on the east side of Wauwatosa, and now is a music teacher who lives on the west side of Tosa with her husband Nick. She enjoys working with a couple local non-profits, playing out with her wind quintet, listening to live music, attending arts events, baking, cycling, and wine.
'Tis the season for making resolutions. My own personal one involves more running, since I've got another marathon planned for this year. Along those lines, though, I thought it might be nice to incorporate some Wauwatosa-based goals for 2015:
Over the last year or so I personally have gotten more into reading books again. It's a delightful passtime, and being a part of book clubs is a great way to get oneself reading (by a deadline!), discussing, socializing, etc.
I've gone on about how proud I am to be a Tosan before. But the wealth of summer activites we have going on in this town inspired me again, so to speak.
Just a brief PSA for those of us who ride our bikes around the area:
If there was a gift I could ask for, regarding our town, it certainly would be to go a day without a new traffic pattern, being caught behind a bulldozer or other construction equipment, or even just waiting in construction traffic. Wouldn't that feel like a holiday.
You may recall this post from earlier in the year... well, my friends, I'll be logging back on. Not because I want to. Not because I like it. But because it is unavoidable.
It was an affair that lasted eight years - beginning while I was in college. But, it has come to an end... and it is time for me to move on.
When we moved over to the west side of Tosa earlier this year, from over yonder out east, we knew it would be a bit of a culture shock, per se. Many people have referred to our new neighborhood as "out in the country," "the boonies," etc. My response is usually "you call being in walking distance of Highway 100 being 'out in the country?'"