Saturday, March 25, 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
“The Sojourner” (1950) by Carson McCullers,
“Goodbye and Good Luck” (1959) by Grace Paley,
“I Stand Here Ironing” (1961) by Tillie Olsen, and
“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” (1966) by Joyce Carol Oates,
are the subject of this month's Great Books Roundtable Discussion,
March 29th at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Update: If you are unable to access the Joyce Carol Oates story, it is available at Community Unit School District 200.
Update 2: or at Celestial Timepiece.
J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, will be the featured speaker at the October 17th annual dinner of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute
- Reading Log:
- Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, by Carlo Rovelli, Reviews
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Sunday, January 22, 2017
"its meaning has been distorted by the most popular voice and instrumental accompaniment. This new reading of the poem has transformed Flanders Fields meaning. My guess is that this metamorphosis was unintentional, but one and all should work to recover the original public meaning."
Friday, January 20, 2017
"It was [Pauline] Kael’s fate for her life’s work as a film critic to become overshadowed by a single political quip: that she couldn’t understand how Nixon won, because no one she knows voted for him. That aphorism, it should be noted, turns out to be somewhat off from what Kael actually said. At a 1972 talk before the Modern Language Association, Kael remarked that 'I live in a rather special world. I only know one person who voted for Nixon. Where they are I don’t know. They’re outside my ken. But sometimes when I’m in a theater I can feel them.'"
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Saturday, December 31, 2016
"Libraries, like most institutions and industries today, are faced with disruptive technologies that challenge their relevancy in a digital era. As a result, erstwhile notions and nostalgia associated with the quintessential library and librarian are changing rapidly.
"This is a compelling era to reimagine the library, retaining essential traditions alongside the new technologies, which facilitate the preservation, discoverability, accessibility, and delivery of information. It is also an opportunity for libraries to respond creatively and innovatively to change. ..."
Friday, December 16, 2016
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Laura Lavey, O’Neil Cannon Hollman DeJong & Laing S.C., Milwaukee, and Chad Baruch, Johnston Tobey Baruch, Dallas, at Wisconsin Lawyer
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Monday, October 31, 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016
"Increasingly, though, when I do go back to my previous online writing, I find lots of what the internet has come to term 'linkrot,' broken links to web pages that are no longer available. Just to make the point, I picked out a random post of mine from 2008; three of five links to specific stories or other bloggers in that post now go to 404 pages. The links have rotted; there is no way for you to judge whether I fairly or accurately characterized those sources at the time."
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
The exact location of the planned development has not been clear to me with just the architect's rendering to go by. The article helpfully includes a map at the Graphic: Financing Approved link. It indicates Loomis Road is just past the lower right corner of the architect's rendering. Mixed use and commercial development, shown along Rawson Avenue, is also contemplated for the land between Loomis Road and Crystal Ridge Road. Apartments are contemplated further south of the commercial development along Rawson.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
"The specific topic I wish to address is how the digital revolution is likely to affect law reviews, especially the 800 student-edited law reviews, in the coming years."
Thursday, August 4, 2016
"'I alone can fix it.' Hillary repeatedly mocked this Trump claim as authoritarian. I don’t like it much myself. But there’s a sense in which it is true. If, as Hillary claims, the power of money in politics is so great that good policies can’t get enacted, then it really is only a rich or wildly famous self-funder, one who doesn’t need to suck up to donors, who can fix it. Donor money was blocking political solutions — e.g., Wall Street regulations — before Citizen’s United, after all.Much as President Reagan made the limited, not general, claim,
"In fact, Trump said 'I alone can fix it' in exactly this campaign finance context. ('When [the] Secretary of State rakes in millions of dollars trading access and favors to special interests [I] know the time for action has come. ... I have seen firsthand how the system is rigged against our citizens.') It wasn’t a general statement of indispensability."
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem"in his first inaugural address, see Reagan remembered.
Friday, July 15, 2016
"...Franklin officials were hiding in barns, marking the beginning of Franklin's process to become a city."
"Almost exactly 60 years ago, Franklin officials were hiding in barns, marking the beginning of Franklin's process to become a city.
"In June 1956, the city of Milwaukee filed a petition to annex Franklin, which the people of the town wanted to avoid. In an attempt to evade this fate, town officials went into hiding so that they could avoid being served papers. If the papers were not delivered within a certain span of time, then Milwaukee could not continue the process of annexation.
"Franklin won the game of hide-and-seek, and soon after, officials headed off to Madison to make Franklin an incorporated city."