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The Re-Education of Alex Bruzan
My kids go to one of the Milwaukee Public Schools that is on the early start calendar. That means they will have been in school three full weeks before the school district I work for starts virtual learning. I don’t typically like the idea of my kids being guinea pigs, but since they are starting...
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We got this garden on 9th and Ring
It’s a little after 4:30 in the morning and I am settled in to my chair to write something. That’s not so abnormal. I’ll get up early and write pretty regularly lately. This is the 9th one of these longer form pieces that I have put together over the last week and a half or...
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I am sure there is bound to be a lot of work done in the very near future around equity and the promotion of equity. Our organization has been spending a portion of the summer working reading, talking, and reflecting in small groups around how to best promote equity. We know that it starts with...
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Boys in Milwaukee
In a round about way it is roughly ten miles from one of the poorest neighborhoods in Metro Milwaukee to one of the wealthiest. I didn’t intend on doing this, but recently I rode from my house on the edge of Milwaukee’s 53206 zip code to the lakefront in Fox Point. I was trying to...
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9th and Ring St. Milwaukee
Action, attitude, atmosphere. Those three word put in that order are not an original thought. I think I first heard about them from a guy named Rob Bell and while he can explain the context in which you would want to think about these three terms much more eloquently that I can, I don’t have...
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What does it mean to fail in the real world? I only came close to failing one class throughout my 20-ish years in school. I was newly married and working full time and, honestly, found whatever else I was doing with my time a lot more interesting. This particular class was some high level math...
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I just started my third rental renovation. After finishing most of the renovations on our house, which included pretty much everything from moving a kitchen from the north end to the sound, rerouting the staircase, removing multiple walls, residing the outside, putting a new roof on it, and adding a three car garage out back,...
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Yeah, that’s a Phish reference. Most people’s knowledge of Phish is that it’s some weird hippy thing. Did you know there are still hippies around? I see them at Phish shows. We call them wooks now because by the end of the tour after following the band around for weeks you end up looking kind...
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Oh man, I hope I don’t dump a bunch of episodes worth of content into the second one and leave nothing to talk about. I already started two more longer posts, but was getting stuck on them, partially because they all had to do with access. A conversation on access doesn’t make a ton of...
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It’s odd to me that every time I sit down to write a blog post, for WAWM or my own site 53206.org (Can even plug that here? Seriously, I don’t know the rules about that. I guess I could email someone and ask, but how do I even start that conversation), that I feel the...
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