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.
It's 7:15 on any weekday morning. At the corner of Lavergne and Menomonee Avenues stress abounds. A line of car stretches from the Thomas Jefferson School parking lot for a block to Menomonee Avenue and continues around the corner for another block westward. Parents are queued up waiting to drop off their children at school before going to work. They look at their watches hopeful that the line will move more quickly.
A crossing guard is nearly overwhelmed by the dense traffic. He's trying to protect children on their way to school. He must deal with drivers that roll through stop signs and children that don't always pay attention to their surroundings as they cross the street.
Karen Taubenheim, in her blog today, posted a summary of topics discussed at a recent PAC meting regarding the Menomonee Falls School District. One of the topics was: Why don’t we have school board reaching out to residence/parents? Meetings should be more inviting rather than to have an “invisible fence” around themselves ~ Not approachable for most people.
Broadcast news tonight reports that Governor Doyle is considering curtailing some State of Wisconsin programs if a budget can not be passed soon.
Some years ago my darling wife was in the mood to buy some household bling - you know, a picture a basket, a fancy candle - that sort of thing. I don't remember if it was over the phone or by an early internet purchase, but since then our life has changed.
Every year at this time our mailbox is stuffed to the flag with catalogs from similar companies that sell the same sort of trash. Over this past weekend the pile measured two inches high. There will be more today guaranteed. The usual rule of thumb is to give them a one second glance and put 'em in the recycling bin.
A tip of the hat to Senator Darling and Rep. Jeskewitz.
Your persistence on reducing spending and your final vote demonstrates that you are not Republican In Name Only. Perhaps now our local broadcast bigmouths will have to com up with some other insulting term.
My son Eric who lives in Albuquerque, NM sent me this link showing a time-lapse of this years hot air balloon fiesta. It is well worth a trip to see it in person if you have a chance. Every year early in October ballonists from all over the world congregate for a flying party. If you can spare five minutes or so, have a look here:
As I grow older it becomes more and more puzzling to me. Why can't there be a conservative candidate who isn't drooling for war? President Bush has spent most of his two terms in office minding other people's business than he has taking care of our own. And now his sights appear to be set on Iran as the next target.
The was has been very costly in terms of dollars and lives. What a waste! Pouring our tax dollars away into a hopeless war that can never be won seems to be the height of folly. And, as it continues the value of our dollar shrinks more and more in the world market.
Republican presidential candidates are hammering away at the anticipated frivolous spending proposed by the Democrats. And yet when Republicans are in power the spending doesn't slow, in fact it increases at an even faster pace.