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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 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 - February 4, 2016
 Watch J.J. Watt read his less than glowing pre-draft scouting reports
 J.J. Watt may be the best football player in the league, but the scouting reports on his coming out of Wisconsin were mixed, to say the least. Dan Patrick had him read them on his show this week.
 Bars & Clubs - February 4, 2016
 Women handcuffed to a bar? Stupid is as stupid does
 This gimmick of handcuffing women to a bar for free drinks until they have to urinate makes me shake my head in wonder and almost a kind of sadness.
 Buzz - February 2, 2016
 Harvard researcher uses Milwaukee as lab for work on poverty and eviction
 Harvard's Matthew Desmond got his doctorate at UW-Madison and has used Milwaukee as a laboratory for his groundbreaking work on poverty and the relationship to eviction from homes for poor people.
 Arts & Entertainment - February 2, 2016
 Milwaukee theater delivered a weekend of fabulous females on stage
 Once I got a chance to sit down and think about it, I was full of marvel at the female actor talent that I saw on stage over the weekend. One spectacular performance after another proved one fact: The ladies rule!
 Buzz - February 2, 2016
 Abdul-Jabbar writes thoughtful article to Trump supporters
 It is fitting that the day after the first primary in the race for president, former Bucks star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote an open letter for The Washington Post to supporters of Donald Trump.
 Arts & Entertainment - February 1, 2016
 Once "The Devil's Music" gets going, it's a train that roars ahead at The Rep
 "The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith," is running at the Stackner Cabaret at The Milwaukee Rep in a production built around the prodigious talents of Zonya Love as Bessie.
 Arts & Entertainment - January 31, 2016
 Three actors carry "Agnes of God" into theater heaven at Renaissance
 The battles between a life of faith and a secular life - science and religion have provided great fodder for novels, film and, of course theater.And along those lines Renaissance mounts a wonderful "Agnes of God."
 Arts & Entertainment - January 30, 2016
 Sex a lure for "Powder Her Face" but it's really a tale of just looking for love
 Sexual indiscretion is what the Skylight Music Theatre offered up Friday night at the opening of "Powder Her Face," the chamber opera by Thomas Adés with a libretto by Philip Hensher.
 Travel & Visitors Guide - January 29, 2016
 The Donald and the rest are all wrong. This is what's wrong with America!
 In the heat of this political season we get lots of candidates talking about what's wrong with America. You name it, someone thinks it's the cause of all that is bad in our country. They are all wrong
 Arts & Entertainment - January 29, 2016
 "The Mojo and The Sayso" delivers a searing look at coping with the worst grief
 "What happened that night?" A lead in, certainly, to a mystery, one to be solved at the end of a night as the audience finally goes, "Oh, yeah. That's what happened that night." The play opened at the Rep Thursday night.

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