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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.

There's got to be a morning after - the Facebook chronicles.

Politics, Packers

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It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing.

Politics

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Politics and Childishness

Politics

If you live in Wisconsin, it's been a rough few months in social media. It's been my experience that both sides of our political landscape have been attacking each other with great vigor and very little maturity. You may recall that I'm a frequent Facebook user, but comments that I've seen (again, from BOTH sides) have made Facebook not much fun at all. Twitter isn't much better. I'd like to suggest that everyone be more respectful of each other, listen for a change and stop with the infantile name-calling...but I know that will fall on deaf ears.

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Big rally, little point?

Politics, TV

Yesterday I watched the event of the month, The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. If you aren’t familiar with it, it was an actual rally on the National Mall in Washington DC. The organizers were Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, two television hosts from Comedy Central Television. This rally was organized in response to TV commentator Glenn Beck’s Rally to Restore Honor back in August.

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High Hopes

Hope, Politics

As the nation awaits the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States, there is great anticipation and excitement. Like many, I am very curious to see how the Obama administration will lead our nation through these turbulent times.

 

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Election Burnout and a Voter Gone Rogue

Politics, Things that bug me

I don’t know about you, but I have reached the burnout stage of this election. If I never hear another commercial with the tagline: “I’m _______ and I approve this message,” then life would be pretty good.

 

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The Beauty of Caller ID

Politics, Things that bug me

I have always been a Caller ID enthusiast. Over the years, it has saved me from countless telemarketers, fundraisers and sometimes an overzealous relative or two. I tend to use Caller ID aggressively and often. I like to get my money’s worth.

 

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Can I Get an Amen?!

Politics, Tosans

I came upon an article in the Sunday paper about Rick Warren, the author of the blockbuster best-selling book, “A Purpose Driven Life.” Apparently, Mr. Warren has had a change of heart and is telling his flock to play nice.

 

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