Tag Archives: City of Milwaukee

The Love Potion

Back in my cab driving days I was dispatched to a local hole-in-the-wall tap. It was a tiny Cowboys & Indians, mostly Indians, bar. I’d been there before long ago with some older gentlemen who preferred Country Music and cheap … Continue reading

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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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