I have lived in the Falls since 1968. My great-great grandfather was one of the village founders. I have served the community in multiple ways: Firefighter, various boards and commissions and for many years was president of the Falls Cable Access Corp. Currently I own, and am active in, a restaurant equipment manufacturing company.
For all you snowbound people on Saturday:
Once you are shoveled out and the salt is applied, get yourselves over to North Middle School on Sunday.
Falls Patio Players is performing "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" . I saw the Friday night performance and left with tears in my eye.
Disclaimer: I lean toward the Libertarian philosophy - conservative with a buck, and liberal with your personal freedoms.
Today Don Imus returned to the airwaves around the country on several venues. No matter how you might feel about his on-air remarks a few months ago, this maverick of the airways has a way of interviewing political candidates and pundits that is not regulated by a "party line" or sponsor/network influences.
Nothing in this life is free. That said, becoming a candidate for election is a costly matter both for you and the taxpayers of Menomonee Falls.
There are governmental costs as well. For each candidate taking out nomination papers there are reams of paperwork and staff time necessary to fulfill the requirements of state election laws.
Watching the 6 o'clock news tonight, I was again annoyed by the picture being out of sync with the sound. The faces lips moved a fully a quarter second before the accompanying sound was broadcast.
Technology is wonderful when applied properly. But, why cannot the broadcast engineers make the sound come out at the same time the lips move?
High definition TV is beautiful. The audio going along with it stinks. And, it's not only WTMJ. Each of the others have the same problems now and then but it gets my ire most on channel 4. (Perhaps that's because I watch their local stuff more than the others.)
Sadly, mainstream jazz seem to be declining right now. This artform has been widely appreciated by decades of Americans as our contribution to a unique music genre.
This is my favorite music. Freeform, expressive, plus a host of other unique descriptive adjectives, may give you a hint what this is all about. Sadly, in much of today's music, mindless strumming accompanied by outright aggression on instruments has wandered into the listeners spotlight.
Saturday we took our grandson for an outing in Chicago. We experienced the Museum of Science and Industry and had a wonderful time. We were pleasantly surprised at the new train and bus depot in Milwaukee. It was clean, bright and beautiful - a far cry from the recent past. The train ride was excellent. It left promptly on time and arrived a minute early in Union Station.
We took two taxi rides in Chicago. Both drivers - with unpronounceable names were pleasant and their cabs were clean and neat.