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Reader's Blogs tagged with 'Living'

The Dog Didn't Really Eat My Homework

Excuses are never in short supply. Why something was not accomplished or why an incident happened often produces a fictitious response. A thin facade drapes over eyes of the one listening to the half truths. Little white lies such as why homework wasn't done or how a favorite glass was broken...

Do you know how lucky you are?!

For those of us who reside in the metro-Milwaukee area and love to complain about the sparse parking, the overnight parking restrictions, the higher cost of living and the traffic, I have a wake up call for you! Hey, I get it, small talk usually relates to something annoying - weath...

Just Dandy

        I had my six-month cardiologist follow-up Monday. Everything was fine, so he said. Which is exactly what has me worried. Not like I wanted him to find something wrong. I don’t think. Did I? No, that should be good news: “nope, everything’s fine. You&r...

Define Healthy and Enjoy the Ride

For some it means making the conscious decision to eat well-balanced meals or to fit exercise into their schedule three or four times a week. For others it means the ability to just decrease stress. Personally and professionally, I have been working to help people live a healthy life. And despit...

Happy To Be Working

A copule of days ago, I pulled out of my garage getting ready to drive to work.  As I drove down the alley, there was another man already at work.He probably clocked in at the break of dawn, around 6:00 a.m.  I was still in bed tossing and turning.  It was too early for me to ...

Annual Reunion Picnic Peaceful

Every year on the first Sunday in August, there's a reunion picnic at Carver Park.  Usually, there's no drama, just people catching up.There I saw generations of people who either live or used to live in Hillside or Lapham Park over the years.  Most of the people who are from either pro...

Weekend Violence Overshadows Peace Rally

By Troy SparksLast Friday, organizers from the Riverwest community marched in the heat from the Holton Youth Center on Holton and Burleigh Sts. to North Division High School on 12th and Center Sts. It was a peaceful walk to the high school track that included food, music and messages on stop...

Late Night Drive Thru Burns Gas

After leaving the Brewers game Tuesday night, I went to a nearby McDonald's.  Since the lobby was closed, I had to wait in line at the drive thru.There were 11 other cars ahead of me in the lane I was in and 10 other cars in the other lane.  We were burning gas like crazy while wai...

Rain, Sleet and Heat

Through rain, sleet and heat, I'm on the job as a mail carrier in Milwaukee.  I don't have a regular route assignment, so I was assigned to deliver mail to roadside boxes in a truck with no air conditioning.To imagine what I went through in sweltering heat the last two days, try driving in 9...

Tempers Rise With the Temperature

Our mayor, Tom Barrett, went to some churches and preached the message on having a safe summer in Milwaukee.  What he says will go in one ear and out the other.Black people in the inner city will come outside more as the temperature rises with the behavior to match.  There's more drama ...

How Far Will $3.75 in Gas Take You?

I was standing behind a young black man who had about $5.00 yesterday at the Citgo gas station on N. 60th and W. Bradley Rd.  He asked for a black and mild cigar, which was $1.25, and he wanted to put the rest on gas.So I thought, "What an idiot."  The brother asked the c...