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Dave Begel

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With a history in Milwaukee stretching back decades, Dave tries to bring a unique perspective to his writing, whether it's sports, politics, theater or any other issue.

He's seen Milwaukee grow, suffer pangs of growth, strive for success and has been involved in many efforts to both shape and re-shape the city. He's a happy man, now that he's quit playing golf, and enjoys music, his children and grandchildren and the myriad of sports in this state. He loves great food and hates bullies and people who think they are smarter than everyone else.

This whole Internet thing continues to baffle him, but he's willing to play the game as long as OnMilwaukee.com keeps lending him a helping hand. He is constantly amazed that just a few dedicated people can provide so much news and information to a hungry public.

Despite some opinions to the contrary, Dave likes most stuff. But he is a skeptic who constantly wonders about the world around him. So many questions, so few answers.



Recent Articles
 
 Sports - September 30, 2014
 Ryder Cup drubbing is symptom of a game in trouble
 In a takeoff of the old joke, I find myself asking today, "What if they held a Ryder Cup match and nobody in the United States really cared?" Because that's what it feels like after the Americans were once again walloped by the team from Europe on Sunday.
 
 Bars & Clubs - September 28, 2014
 Silk Exotic considering two sites for strip club
 Silk Exotic has filed licenses for two currently empty buildings at 906 S. Barclay St. and 505 S. 5th St.
 
 Arts & Entertainment - September 28, 2014
 "Identita" is a troubling mess from start to finish and in between
 I hardly know where to begin with "Identita," which takes an idea that hardly anybody has ever heard of, wraps it in a confusing collection of ever increasingly incredible ideas and casts it with some of serious overacting.
 
 Arts & Entertainment - September 28, 2014
 In Tandem produces spectacular and intriguing staging of "The Glass Menagerie"
 Sometimes you think you know everything there is to know about something. It's just about at that time that you become fodder for a surprise that just about knocks you off your perch. That's the experience I got when I saw a spectacular production of "The Glass Menagerie," the fabled Tennessee Williams play that opened over the weekend at In Tandem Theatre and runs through Oct. 19.
 
 Arts & Entertainment - September 27, 2014
 "The Color Purple" opens Rep season with powerhouse performances
 The number "Hell No" may be at the heart of this play, but for the Milwaukee Rep's production of "The Color Purple," it's a "hell yes" if you want an evening of some of the best, warmest music you will see on stage all year.
 
 Sports - September 25, 2014
 After a three year hiatus I'm going to hit the links again
 I gave up a lifetime of playing golf three years ago for a number of reasons, not the least of which was the surprise and sudden death of my closest golf partner. Friday I am going to play golf again. Why, I'm not sure. I have cleaned my clubs, found my shoes and freshened my golf glove and I'm ready to give it another test. Like they say, no fool like an old fool.
 
 Living - September 25, 2014
 11 ways to improve the world in which we live
 Here is the list Dave Begel have been keeping for decades of things that he thinks would make our country and city a better place. Some of them are big deals and some of them aren't, but he believes that all of them would make it better for all of us.
 
 Sports - September 23, 2014
 Is Rodgers still one of the elite NFL quarterbacks?
 Is Aaron Rodgers still one of the elite NFL quarterbacks? Dave Begel has a growing feeling that he is turning into a quarterback in the middle of the pack in the NFL. The magic that put him in the elite stratosphere may be gone.
 
 Arts & Entertainment - September 21, 2014
 Next Act's "Jenny Sutter" chronicles a troubling welcome home from Iraq
 Next Act's "Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter" is a play that should be seen, worried over and savored by everyone who ever thinks about what it means to be an American.
 
 Arts & Entertainment - September 21, 2014
 Spectacular acting lights up MCT's "The Good Father"
 "The Good Father," which opened over the weekend at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and runs through Oct. 12, was the first play by Irish playwright Christian O'Reilly, and it has rarely been produced in this country. But it's a first rate story about a young couple and their year-long journey that carries them from the ultimate casual to the significantly meaningful.
 


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