Today marks day 2 of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals radioathon in La Crosse. With a goal of over one hundred thousand dollars to help families with kids, those kids facing health challenges. Last year over 8,000 local kids were helped by the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and each and every child served has a story of courage and perseverance. Please dig deep in your pockets, your seat cushions and piggy banks and help the La Crosse Media Group reach this goal to help thousands of children and their families this year. The phones are manned 6a-6p today and tomorrow 8a-2p. Help the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals radioathon. The number to help is 608-784-KIDS, 784-5437. Please put your money where the miracles are. 100% of your donation goes to help the families. Please Help!
Friday, October 20, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017
I am not the most organized person in the world but I am not worst ever either. I read this morning that 20% of us have a room that can’t be used because of clutter or junk. You know how they say that opposites attract. Well my wife and I are the ying and the yang of clutter. I have clutter and it doesn’t bother me, my wife on the other hand gets really bothered over clutter. If I am tasked with uncluttering a room or the garage, I spend hours in that space, looking at everything, thinking about the story of where it came from and why it was there. I get sweaty and anxious when tasked with that type of a job. Weird how some can do it and some cannot. Don’t get me wrong I know where my stuff is, it just may take me a minute to move this over to there and that to here, and well you get the point. My space is clean just not that organized. How about you?
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
There is a new poll that was just released that asked which decade of the 20th century people would most like to go back to, the one most people pick is the 1950s. It was an age of stay-at-home wives, novel household appliances, and suburbs. Most people surveyed seem to yearn for their youth. Over 50% of those over 65-plus want to revisit the 1950s or 1960s, while those 45-to-64 look towards the 80s. It makes sense to me as when I think of the good old days I yearn for the 80’s a time in my life where things were much simpler, a time when I didn’t have to worry about life as it was run by my folks. I really don’t miss those days but look back to them as a simpler time. I try to live in the moment and not live in the past. It is funny that my 19 year old said that to me last night when we were discussing some issues from his past. Live in the moment and do not dwell in the past, Dad. I guess we can learn by listening.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Can we give a little love to those in Wisconsin who are lactose intolerant? There are grumblings about maybe it is time for a change of the Wisconsin license plate, and I think I agree, the head of the states influential business lobby says that the state should consider getting rid of the “America’s Dairyland” which has been on the bottom of the plates since 1940. This does make since we are no longer the leading producer of milk, we fall in second behind California, however we are first in cheese, but I don’t think that Cheeseheads would go over on the plate. They are suggesting that Wisconsin go instead with the state motto “Forward”. I think that the new plate would be great on the back of the car but maybe put the word reverse on the front of the car so we know which plate to put where. Do you think that we should change our license plates?
Monday, October 16, 2017
Well we did it again we proved that we can go above and beyond, this time it isn’t so good, this time our above and beyond is our weight. Nearly 4 in 10 of American adults are not only overweight but are obese, that number is a bit less for kids, that one shows that 2 in 10 kids 2-19 are considered obese as well. These big numbers mean shortened lives, and higher incidences of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and chronic conditions. It goes to show that life is short, too short in fact. I have always said that life is too short to be married to someone you don’t love, work a job you don’t like or to drink shitty beer. But I am going to change that up a bit and also add to that, that life is too short to eat the foods you don’t like. What foods don’t you like? For me not a fan of liver, brussel sprouts (however I used to like them), and pie crusts. You can also add beets, anchovies, and circus peanuts to that list as well.
Friday, October 13, 2017
How many times have you driven by an old farm and thought to yourself why didn’t they do the maintenance on that building and are allowing it to fall down? I have driven by many of those buildings over the past umpteen years. I am glad to see that the city of La Crosse is doing something to some of the structures around La Crosse before they get to dilapidated and beyond repair. Yesterday I brought up the old Plaid Pantry, last night the city had a city council meeting and they voted to spend money on fixing up the Isle la Plume marina, also to spend some money to fix up the bandshell in Riverside park. The city council also voted to allow Ron Pishke to tear down the old building on 3rd street. In my mind all good decisions.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
When I first moved to La Crosse I rented a place on 5th avenue, it wasn’t the best neighborhood I ever lived in but for a couple years it was home. While living there if I needed a few grocery items mostly canned goods at that time, I would walk a few blocks to the Plaid Pantry and buy them. Most of the time I went to Quillins and once in a while I would go to Stritmatters, and Cub for my big shopping. Funny how none of those grocery stores are even around La Crosse any more, I guess that Quillins has a small presence but the others are long gone. New life will be breathed into the former Plaid Pantry as the city of La Crosse will purchase that builing for 55 thousand dollars with the usage as a neighborhood center. I like that our city notices a need like this and works to help a neighborhood rehab. It is sad that it has taken so long for this to happen, but am happy to see something finally go in that spot.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Today is the 9th day after the recall papers were turned in to try to recall Onalaska school board member Jake Speed. The organizers who started this drive ended up with 613 more signatures on the recall papers than needed. I don’t live in Onalaska but if I did and I was asked to sign the papers I would have said no. I never do sign them, in fact when they have a recall election I make sure I go and vote for the person who they are trying to recall, I think that a lot of people do this. The person got elected by a majority and deserves to fulfill the term elected. I really think that if this much effort would have been put forth in the general election then a different candidate would have won. If the outcome comes back not the way the recall committee wanted this time around, are they going to want another recall? A recall of the recall? I am not a fan of this recall or any recall that requires a special election, we get the chance to recall every candidate every election cycle.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
We didn’t get mail yesterday I don’t know the reason why. So I asked, did you know that yesterday was Columbus Day? Or you more likely know it is the newly renamed Indigenous people day. Indigenous people what? I don’t even know what that is. I had to work did you? I was thinking about this, not for very long mind you but what if we got rid of all the holidays that are out there, and just had a couple of random Monday or Fridays off per quarter giving us 8 3 day weekends a year. That may make things easier for everyone. We wouldn’t have to deal with people saying Merry Christmas if we didn’t want to hear it. We wouldn’t have someone getting mad over the name of this holiday or that one, we would all have the day off and you if you didn’t get the day off you would make double time or you could choose the following Friday off or something. If this idea went through we could name the 3 day weekends based on the quarter and which break it is for example quarter one one, and quarter one two, etc. much easier don’t you think?
Monday, October 9, 2017
It seems like the Vice president leaving of the Colts game was a PR stunt from the get go, the political stunt that sent Pence went from the game to an evening fundraiser in Los Angeles, and flying Air Force Two to Indianapolis and back from the West cost taxpayers over $250,000. I can think of plenty of other things that could use that kind of funds. Just think all that taxes that your family and mine paid last year plus most of my friend’s tax dollars were spent to make a statement. Hummm. Waste of money. I think that if you want to protest the games then protest the games, don’t watch them, don’t talk about them, just don’t. My Dad quit watching baseball after the strike many years ago, and I believe that he still is a hold out. I protested the way I was treated at a store by not shopping there, but I returned. It is hard to protest something that you like. I think that we want to offer second and third chances, I guess for the NFL we will give 16 chances and maybe more depending if our team goes all the way.