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Takin' the Blog for a Walk

Join Waukesha resident Brien Lee and his blog, Sir Fido, as they explore the city and report on the interesting things they find.

Email Brien at howlinblog@yahoo.com.

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Carroll, 1) sound of music, 8) my favorite things, Hope Center, Moreland Family Medicine

I applaud you! The week following one of our most thankful holidays held plenty of opportunity to practice what is preached.

Thankfully the City of Waukesha's budget was finally passed. Without furloughs or large tax increases, the council came together under terrific deadline pressure to put the constituents and city employees first. It takes a rare individual to give so much of themselves, make such an emotional investment in the city, for little more than six thousand dollars a year. A couple aldermen even offered to donate a large portion of their measly pay if it would mean a zero increase and a passed budget!

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take a hike

Christmas, Salvation Army

As it's been a few weeks... and since it's Takin' the Blog for a Walk... Maybe if I got out walking more I'd have more to write about? I try to keep it positive, but it's a web log. Can't always be rosy.

Hiked about 12 miles today. Nice weather for Dec. 26th, though quite windy in places. I don't usually walk like that, and obviously didn't take Bailey, but had a lot on my mind for the fresh air to clear.

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Packers vs Bears 2 wks in a row

Polar Plunge

It's hard to say who'll win come noon Sunday. Packers don't need the win to get to the playoffs or even for home field during them. The Bears, on the other hand, have been enjoying a string of seasonally moderate temperatures and Sunday is looking pretty good for them with a high in the mid 30s.

I expect even with competition from the Packers' noon start time the Milwaukee Polar Bears will welcome a huge crowd to Bradford Beach for the mid day swim.

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last chance to swim with an 82 yr old Polar Bear

Polar Plunge, J-S

Nice front page story on Garth's 60th and final Polar Bear Plunge in today's paper. Nice photos from the years too. Thousands of crazy and half-drunk New Year's Day dippers have him to thank for getting this started back in '53. I expect an even larger crowd will be on hand noon Sunday to witness his final plunge, thank him and wish him well.

You can see Garth at the 2:35 mark in the video I shared in my last post.

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