Tag Archives: City of Milwaukee

A Tough Neighborhood

I grew up on The South Side; spent my whole childhood there. But as a young man I lived on The East Side for a few years. I mentioned in passing I was from The South Side and somebody said: … Continue reading

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This Ain’t Europe

This morning a tall, lanky young black man came strolling down the street accompanied by a medium-size, non-discript black dog trotting around him. I was watching to see first, if it was indeed his and secondly to see if it … Continue reading

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The Miracle on Greenfield Avenue

The Miracle on Greenfield Avenue According to the on line Macmillan Dictionary a miracle is defined as “an event that cannot be explained according to the laws of nature and is considered to be an act of God”. While the … Continue reading

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October 31, 1979

On This Day in History, October 31, 1979, Halloween, working the night shift during my brief and bitter stint as a cab driver, I picked up a couple of drag queens as fares. They were so soused with cheap perfume … Continue reading

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Everybody gets their asphalt from Sherwin

OK. Just for the Record: This is one of the items on my bucket list. I’ve been scouring Rummage Sales for it for years. It was just a cute little post card sized ad I’d like to have. Years ago … Continue reading

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Grammar, Your Slip Is Showing

Perhaps I was a bit fuzzy-headed this morning when I picked up the newspaper and glanced at this article and thought: “Now who the hell is this Polack?” The bold type reads: Malibu Open Waterski Festival. I read it as … Continue reading

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Damned By Faint Praise

The neighborhood is in flux with people frequently moving in and out. Most of these tired old houses are now rental units. We just got some new neighbors. As I see it, three ear-piercingly squeaky-voiced little girls beats a pair … Continue reading

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