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Inner City
It’s crazy how easy it is to find things to write about. We just have to pay attention to what is going on around us and even then all we have to do is be here because its impossible not to pay attention. Last night I was lighting the grill. We don’t have anything fancy,...
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Boys in Milwaukee
Last night there was a bunch of boys (ages around 12-14ish) that were hanging out in my neighbors yard.  I hadn’t seen them so I asked what they were up to.  They said nothing and got up and kept walking.  It struck me that they really have nothing to do in the inner city.  It...
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Black Lives Matter mural on MLK in Milwaukee
I didn’t know what Juneteenth was until I moved into my neighborhood.  I didn’t have any idea that the holiday existed for the first 25 years of my life.  We moved into our home on 8th Street in May and I clearly remember that Juneteenth back in 2006.  There was parade that surrounded our neighborhood...
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Disclaimer: Keep in mind that myself and my family are white and live in an all black neighborhood. In many ways, even to this day, we are still learning about what it means to be white or black or rich or poor. My hope is that any confessions of my ignorance are in some small...
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Running shoes
Committing to write a blog post (or some other similar content) a day means that you actually have to do it. The circumstances of my day, and the fact that we are getting ready to go on vacation means that I probably should have had something written yesterday, so I could post it today. That...
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Run down home
I was on a walk yesterday and I noticed a woman weeding her yard right next to the alley.  To be honest, I have a fairly nice yard and I don’t always care about the weeds by the alley so I was impressed by her immaculate clean yard.  The home had anything a house in Tosa...
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bread
On a walk around our block yesterday, Mae asked me why there are loafs of bread hanging on the fence on 9th Street.  I told her it’s because some people who live around here don’t have enough food to eat so people drop off donations.  She knew the bread wasn’t for us and scootered off....
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Gardening
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of helping Jabria plant her first garden. One of my passions is teaching kids about gardening. The first reason is because kids will try any veggie from the garden which expands what they like. The second is that we live in a food desert which means people in the 53206...
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Camping
The other night we went up north camping. It was really nice to get out of the city and be in nature. The stars were incredible at night. My kids were able to run and bike around freely (which they can’t do in our neighborhood) and there was a sense of ease that we all...
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Milwaukee George Floyd Mural
We went by the new mural on Holton to memorialize George Floyd yesterday. We stopped and talked about why it was done. It is a beautiful mural and I would encourage you to go and see it. I was struck by Dex saying someone put down flowers and not trash. I was struck by that...
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