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.
|Sports - May 21, 2015|
|Lots of Packers ignored on the latest all-time best NFL players list|
|The list of the 50 best players of all time in the national Football League includes only three Green Bay Packers. There are a number of Packers who should be on the list, and some people on the list who should come off.|
|Arts & Entertainment - May 21, 2015|
|"Book of Mormon" bashes into Milwaukee like a profane, hilarious maniac|
|"The Book of Mormon" won nine Tony Awards and the hilarious musical has landed in Milwaukee. It's like a punch in the gut that makes you laugh and laugh watching this show poke fun at just about everything that creeps into the script.|
|Milwaukee Buzz - May 21, 2015|
|9 things that get more lip service than meaningful action in Milwaukee|
|We all know what lip service is. You say something but your actions don't back up the words. Here are 9 of the top things that get a lot of lip service, but not much else, in Milwaukee.|
|Sports - May 20, 2015|
|Deadline nearing for Bucks arena funding deal|
|The state budget needs to be passed by July 1, and that is the deadline for any plan to provide public funding for the new Milwaukee Arena. The legislature faces lots of tough decisions between now and then and funding for the arena is in the mix of all those decisions.|
|Sports - May 19, 2015|
|Roenicke couldn't protect his bosses so he had to pay the price|
|Managers and coaches have one overwhelming job: to create a climate in which it's possible for players to perform at their very best. For a variety of reasons Ron Roenicke couldn't do that, and so he paid the ultimate price|
|Milwaukee Buzz - May 18, 2015|
|7 names for new arena entertainment district|
|We are going to eventually get a new Downtown arena and it will, hopefully, bring all kinds of related development in the accompanying entertainment district. It's important that we have a name for this development and here are Dave Begel's suggestions.|
|Arts & Entertainment - May 18, 2015|
|"Extremities" lands at the extreme sad end of theatrical experiences|
|A play about sexual assault should be timely and a serious examination of a very serious problem. Instead this "Extremities" is more a joke than a probing look at this issue.|
|Sports - May 17, 2015|
|Lopsided loss to Mets raises questions about whether Brewers tossed in the towel|
|The Brewers lost to the Mets on Saturday and Matt Garza gave up 10 runs in just over three innings. The fact that he wasn't pulled and that all the staters sat down, raises the question of whether the Brewers gave up.|
|Arts & Entertainment - May 16, 2015|
|"The Skylight Ring" is a challenging and exciting evening of musical theater|
|Adapting 18 hours of Richard Wagner opera into just over two hours is a major accomplishment and makes for an interesting and challenging evening of theater at Skylight.|
|Arts & Entertainment - May 15, 2015|
|Uprooted goes out with a bang with "Suddenly Last Summer"|
|Uprooted Theater has taken the quintessential white Souther playwright Tennessee Williams and stood "Suddenly Last Summer" on its ear. It's eloquent proof that diversity in casting isn't just right, it's also good.|
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