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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.

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not the dumbest thing I've done this year

I made the wise decision this year to not jump in what was passing for Lake Michigan. I did however make an appearance under the guise of testing out my new Canon. Even though clear water was between 50 and 100 yards from shore, apparently it takes more than that to stop the foolish hardy souls from trying to find enough water to baptize the New Year's, baby.

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A Christmas Carroll

1) sound of music, 7) I simply remember, 8) my favorite things, Carroll, Christmas

It wouldn't surprise me if charitable giving increases next weekend, along with greater empathy for others. Dickens' A Christmas Carol had that effect on readers 170 years ago and likely is still true today. Likewise, Christmas at Carroll, next weekend's awe-inspiring concert in Carroll's Shattuck Music Center has always had a positive transformative effect on me. I've been attending for years, and if I weren't in the spirit before the concert, then I sure was three hours later!

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9 Lives?

let us pray

I feel bad for the couple in their 60s who were severely burned Tuesday morning during a fire to their Summit Ave. house. Am hoping for a speedy recovery for them.

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Sound of Music II

1) sound of music, 2) raindrops on roses, 3) whiskers on kittens, 4) when the dog bites, 5) when the bee stings, 6) when I'm feeling sad, 7) I simply remember, 8) my favorite things

A Los Angeles Times op-ed cartoon reprinted in today's Journal Sentinel:

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It's Christmas Time in the City

1) sound of music, 8) my favorite things, Christmas, YouTube

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks

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