Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

This year’s “Janboree” in Waukesha looks especially fun. I hope everyone, even those that live east of 124th street, take advantage of this mid-Winter fun event. It runs January 20th to the 22nd, and many of the events are free. I’m looking forward to watching the Alaskan Malamute Club of Wisconsin Dog Pull Event on […]

I love the smell of carbon monoxide in the morning. You know, one time we had a driveway plowed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn’t find one snowflake, not one stinkin’ snowball. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole driveway. Smelled like …victory. Someday this winter’s […]

Our friend Huckleberry Dumbell passes along this photo as proof of what is wrong with Washington D.C.: “Always picking the wrong tool to fix a problem.” By the way, the next time someone like Jim Rowen suggests that the best way to avoid long commute times in the winter weather is to build more trains, […]

And I’m home sick. Runny nose, upset stomach, fatigue – I’ll spare you the gory details. But I got a look outside at the big melt-off. I have mixed-feelings about mid-winter warm weather. With each layer of snow melting away, the more that appears needing attention when spring arrives. I did spend some time on […]

What would be the appropriate penalty for this crime? “I don’t recall a time where we recovered this many snow blowers,” Capt. Michael Young said. Police said one person would break into a residential garage, steal a snow blower and then sell it to another person for $50. That person would then sell it to […]

Ok, I think we’re entering really silly territory. I just received an e-mail “Live Stream” alert from WISN.com offering me live coverage of Milwaukee city leaders, including the mayor, discussing the coming cold snap. What are they possibly going to say? It’s going to be real cold, so please don’t bathe in the fire hydrants? […]

Today is traditionally the shortest day and the longest night of the year for those of us in the northern hemisphere. My Celtic ancestors once spent large amounts of time observing the heavens and constructing elaborate rituals around the day. Today is barely observed as the start of winter, and the last four shopping days […]