Gorgeous Wednesday, warm and tropical weather looming
Blue sky, comfortable temperatures and low humidity will dominate across the Milwaukee area on Wednesday.
Cramer-Krasselt employees bring their parents to work
This past Friday, in an attempt to close the generational gap, Cramer-Krasselt hosted their first-ever Bring Your Parents To Work Day.
Ever the Madonna-esque fashion chameleon, Lindsay takes the plunge and goes in for the trendy half-shorn Skrillex haircut.
Six Flags has a confusing carding policy
Since turning 21 two years ago, I've never been refused alcohol because my driver's license is vertical. Until I went to Six Flags last week.
In praise of great fathers
In honor of Father's Day, it seems right to sing the praises of the men who step up and step in for their children. Great fathers aren't just men who get the bills paid and remember to lock the doors every night. They aren't just men who show up to basketball games and band performances.
Is Edward Snowden a hero or a traitor?
The Edward Snowden case is a fascinating look at the changing political climate in America. People who base their political outlooks on the Constitution are up in arms. The outrageous invasion of privacy is nothing new but is, all the same, alarming. I cannot support any policy that allows the government to freely spy on Americans not suspected of a crime.
"You are the director of your life's story"
On the heels of presenting the Waukesha County Business Alliance Top 10 Businesses of the Year Awards, I want to share with our readers this week some pearls of wisdom from columnists, authors and consultants Susan Marshall and Susan Wehrley.
In the belly of the PETA beast
Tuesday marked my one-year anniversary as a vegetarian. I successfully went an entire year cutting out meat and fish from my diet. Since I'm not crazy, I allowed myself the luxury of dairy products. In all honesty, it was a difficult transition.
Imagining a different city
Many older Brew City neighborhoods - Walker's Point, Bay View, the East Side - have traces of the kind of row house culture that defines many East Coast cities. But row upon row of townhouses never really seemed to catch on here. Still, you can see hints of the row house trying to sprout up in Milwaukee.
Losing trust in the government
At first, it seemed people that didn't trust the government lived in isolated rural outposts and were survivalists hell bent on avoiding taxes. There was a certain stigma attached to being a government dissenter. Alas, images of tin foil hats and mysterious black helicopters are easy to envision.
An unexpected detour on the County Grounds spurs reflection
Out for a walk this weekend on the County Grounds, I came across the old Milwaukee County Asylum Cemetery. Considering how many folks were walking, jogging and biking past the little stand of trees with a mulch path, a couple benches and a historical marker, many of you have seen it, too.
A quick guide to Milwaukee's best beaches
Here is a quick guide to some of Milwaukee County's best beaches, so you can soak them up enough to last the whole year round.
After two weeks of teeth-gritting exercise courtesy of Mary Helen Bowers' "Ballet Beautiful" DVDs, I now see that ballet dancers are warriors on pointe.
State Fair unveils new food competition
Are you ready for the Wisconsin State Fair's newest food competition? Introducing ... the Sporkies!
Tornadoes are terrifying
It seems like every week, sometimes more than once, we're grieving something awful.
Kramp will rhyme for cash
When Jack and Nick Packard, the creative team behind FunnyOrDie.com's "Bowling Trick Shots" videos contacted me and wanted to film something fun I was a bit hesitant. After some convincing to get me in front of the camera we headed out and filmed some creative ideas.
Rediscover Milwaukee neighborhoods with GeoTour
Don't be scared away by the high-tech sounding name. Geocaching is just one big scavenger hunt, and it's easy enough for all ages to partake. Already attracting more than 5 million participants around the world, this treasure-hunt meets hide-and-go-seek pastime just got more interesting and more accessible for Milwaukeeans.
Rise in transit tides lifts all boats
Everyone wants to be able to get around a city easily. It's simple in stuff. Cities need bike lanes, roads, side walks, taxis, rail, trolleys, busses and other forms of transit to move people from here to there.
What I miss the most
I have been kind of out of commission for more than 40 days with a health difficulty and it's been a real long haul. I think I'm in the final couple of weeks before I get to go home, but lately I've been thinking a lot about what things I miss the most.
Kramp for sale
My name is Brian Kramp. Here's the real story. This is first installment of The Kramp Cast. Listen each week as I bring quality broadcasting back to your ears in a weekly podcast.
How does Friday look?
Today's weather is ... pretty bad. But is it worse than it was on May 10, 1990?
Sun and warm temperatures ahead
Gorgeous weather continues Tuesday and Wednesday. Expect lots of sun, light winds, temps above normal (normal is mid 60s) and rain likely Thursday along with the start of a cooling trend.
We're in for some real spring weather
It will be picture-perfect spring weather for the first few days this week, with a threat for rain coming late on Wednesday night and Thursday, then again on Saturday.
The era of manufactured bigotry
As I said weeks ago, I fully support gay rights. To me, there is no sensible reason to deny someone happiness, regardless of sexual preference. However, that is my personal opinion. I am entitled to it, but it isn't more or less valuable than the opinion of anyone else. I accept that people may have social views that differ from my own, and I appreciate their right to have these views.
Chilly Friday will give way to spring weekend
Indications which once pointed to a rainy weekend in Milwaukee have lately been trending the other way. Rain on Friday will gradually end Friday night. Saturday's threat for rain is rather low Sunday looks to be rain-free.