Finally got hammered with a hard frost the other evening. The tomatoes are kaput.
The neighborhood along Underwood Creek, where I live, is the last neighborhood to come to the “party” of high-power transmission-line musical chairs in Wauwatosa.
I’m not sure why we were last. We weren’t paying attention, I guess. And I wasn't among the 430 people who received invitations to the September 12 "open" house.
In April, it was announced that the Baker Tilly accounting firm had signed a letter of intent to lease around 60,000 square feet at the proposed Washington Square office tower, in downtown Milwaukee.
Three months earlier, I'd reported that the Godfrey & Kahn law firm said it would lease about 80,000 square feet at Washington Square. It would be built on what is now a surface parking lot south of E. Mason St., between N. Jackson and N. Jefferson streets, just east of the Pfister Hotel.
An Alterra Cafe is being proposed for Wauwatosa, at the southeast corner of N. 68th and W. Wells streets.
Developers Sean Phelan and William Ibach are seeking permission to build the Alterra at 6745 W. Wells St. The Plan Commission is to review that proposal at its Monday meeting, according to the agenda.
I did it: I successfully ended another gardening season. From June on was able to harvest everything from strawberries and currants to grapes, carrots, and zucchini. Now I'm enjoying watching my pumpkins finish growing and admiring the last blooms of the season from my mums, sedums, and other fall blooming perennials.
It's the start of your weekend ladies. And even though the man is solitary try to be less stoic. And please don't be so deadpan and pick at your eyes.
Early Neil Diamond....
Yes, it's black walnut time again.
During last week's heavy winds, a huge branch fell onto my driveway, neatly missing the house. Good neighbor Dave helped me cut up the heavy main branch, and the smaller ones I stuffed into containers awaiting pick up day.
I have been feeling a bit lowly lately. Cranky too.
Right hip osteoarthritis with findings which should be correlated with the clinical scenario of cam-type femoroacetabular impingment.
Yesterday was the last day of curbside yard waste pick-up, and I had a lot. After dragging the allowed five containers to the road, uncounted bags of walnuts remained, including one of those giant approved paper bags, the kind that deteriorates in the landfill. Those I just left in the driveway to wrangle when I got home from work.
The big bag joined the rest of the yard pickup, thanks to the hard work and generosity of the haulers, willing to bend a rule. It only took a few seconds, after all.
Every year we are reminded about Trick or Treat safety, and yes, this year I am going to remind you yet again. Please take a few moments to review the list and discuss the appropriate items with your children before venturing out in search of sugary treats.
I might have posted a variation of this a year or more ago. But you cannot get too much John Fogerty...
Students at Wauwatosa Catholic have been learning and living the IB Learner Profile. At the heart of the IB is the “Learner Profile,” which transcends all three levels and puts the student at the center of everything we do.
The closing chapter on this year's garden.
The onions have been drying in the machine shed for a month. Yesterday was a perfect day to knock the outer layer of dried skin-off and snip the whithered stems. It was blowing like a gale and the wind carried all of the detritus away.
Life is complicated when you have a wife and a couple of girlfriends.
Ooooh baby. If you like funky blues-rock, dust-off your dancing shoes and crank-up the volume on your office workstation.
Begin your weekend with Jim Jones Revue...
PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER at Mo's on Bluemound on Sunday, October 30, 2011
11 am to 2 pm
Monday evening found Jill and I at the Balboa Theater in the Gas Lamp District of San Diego to catch the closing performance of KD Lang's North American Tour.
As Catholic Christians, we have a tradition of celebrating the Feast of All Saints on November 1st of each year.
So it is fitting that at St. Bernard Parish, the week leading up to Halloween has been a celebration in preparation of not just "All Hallows' Eve", but a week of preparation for the traditional Mass of Remembrance. This year's Mass of Remembrance will be Saturday, November 5th, 2011.
St. Bernard's reminds everyone of one of the traditions of the Catholic faith - namely the remembrance of the dead this time of year.
The history of this tradition is closely connected to the indigenous people that occupied Mexico long ago. They observed the month-long pagan ritual celebrating death and rebirth during the ninth month of the Aztec solar calendar.