Posts tagged ‘photography’

September 29, 2008

Waukesha Carnival 09-28-2008

by thoughtfulconservative

Welcome to this week’s edition.

After this past week’s ups and downs, we could all use some humor. Tim at The Other Side of My Mouth asks “What is a Liberal?” No, you have to go find the answer yourself. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

Welcome back. What? Well, I thought it was funny, but I have a strange sense of humor.

A poke at the right, a poke at the left, fair and balanced this week. So would Obama do anything to get elected? silent e says “Yes,” and provides a picture. Of course, now that even Republicans are saying Palin is not qualified, Obama might not go for that look. I have become convinced that Republicans don’t deserve to rule because they don’t know how. Do you think the Democrats would be doing this stuff?

Well, I better stop that rant and get back to the carnival.

The bailout was big news nationally and it engendered many posts locally. The Asian Badger shared his thoughts about what he thinks the agreement should look like.

Tom Gehl at Brookfield Basics wrote about what he felt were even more basic causes of the financial crisis.

Dad29 considers Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan and sees stuff he likes. He also gives us some things to consider as we consider the bailout.

Huckleberry Dumbell at Spring City Chronicle gives us a segue between the bailout and the first debate when he says,

Two senators more or less will have no effect on the success or failure of the bailout plan. All they do is talk anyway. It is more important that the person who will be the next POTUS be at the debate. If the vote, for some reason, looks like it will go down to two votes (the final vote count is almost always known well before the vote is taken) then they can be in Washington in two hours. I don’t like this move at all, you don’t suspend your campaign less than eight weeks from the finish line.

Speaking of the debate, James Wigderson of Wigderson’s Library & Pub was on UPFRONT with Mike Gousha on Sunday with Renee Crawford of Crawford’s Takes. James shares some behind the scenes stuff. You can see the video here.

Posts concerning Wisconsin news included Linda Richter’s post on Van Hollen’s suit being voter suppression posted at Inside New Berlin and how the issue affects voters in Brookfield as reported by Cindy Kilkenny at Fairly Conservative and The Asian Badger.

Locally, Bryon Houlgrave gives us some photos of local high school girls volleyball and discusses some photo related issues he had to solve to get those shots.

Jeff at Five Points sweeps the streets of Waukesha and gives us his views of local topics.

Fox Head is ceasing posting at his blog although he will still post at Hobo Springs.

And speaking of the Springs, Alexander gives us a heads-up about the Blog ‘n’ Grog coming up at The House of Guiness on September 30. That’s Tuesday. See you there. Bloggers and readers of blogs no matter what their persuasion are welcome.

Curt Otto informs us that “no snakes were harmed” in this post at Maple & Main about the new Wal-Mart that was approved for the corner of Hwy. 59 and west Avenue.

Back to Brookfield, Kyle Prast at Practically Speaking thanked the school board for their action on 4K.

A little bit further afield, JJ Gravelle writes at The Daily Scoff about public school math.

In general topics, Dave at Yorick’s Persiflage ponders politics and the workplace.

Finally, Lisa at Sequentially Speaking updates us on what DC comics is doing to prevent further occurrences of profanity making its way into their comic books.

That’s it for this week. If you’d like to take part, whether you’re a blog reader or a blogger, you can either submit your post using this handy form or by sending the link to me at thoughtfulconservative [at] yahoo [dot] com. The only requirement is that the post is by Waukesha bloggers or about Waukesha.

Past posts can be found on the blog carnival index page.

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March 16, 2008

Waukesha carnival time – March 16, 2008

by thoughtfulconservative

Welcome to this, the March 16, 2008 edition of The Waukesha Carnival. Let’s get to it.

David B. Bohl starts us off this week with the post Where is the Love? Tips for Getting Back that Old Spark posted at Slow Down Fast Today!,

Healthy, committed relationships can sometimes lose their luster because we get too comfortable and fall into old routines. We take each other for granted and put our partners on the Low Priority list. But it doesn’t have to be that way!

Tom Gehl posting at Brookfield Basics informs us that he will be going on hiatus and blogging infrequently.

Let’s move to the budget.

Fox Head tells us why both sides need to work to fix Wisconsin’s budget.

Sen. Mary Lazich (Kevin Fischer?) tells us that the Democrats have the wrong solution for our budget shortfall It’s posted at Conservatively Speaking.

Dad29 links us to Boots and Sabers where Owen shows that the numbers in Governor Jim Doyle’s budget “rescue package” does not add up. Surprise, surprise.

Okay, let’s move to, let’s see, photography which The Asian Badger discusses at The Asian Badger Kultural Korner.

In Waukesha County politics, Linda Richter, who posts at Inside New Berlin, insists that a post at New Berlin Citizens for Responsible Government has spin & blunders .

Kyle Prast compares two different referendums and two different tour themes from her blog Practically Speaking.

James Wigderson tells why he’s going to need more hose at Wigderson Library & Pub. It was picked up by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s “Best of the Blogs” feature.

Jeff, posting at his Five Points blog shares the answers to his downtown survey.

More photography is next as Spring City Chronicle has some interesting old pictures from previous Circus Parades.

In national news, Jessica McBride has not blogged often recently but she does have a regular column in the Waukesha Freeman and Saturday she discussed the Spitzer double standard.

Bryon Houlgrave opines that Daylight Savings Time is costly. You’ll have to click on the link to find out why.

Pete Fanning talks about a recent trip to Giggles Comedy Pub at his blog PeteRepublic.org.

That concludes this edition. I may skip next week as we’ll be in Ohio next week. It depends on if I can get an Internet connection.

You can always submit a post to the next edition using the helpful carnival submission form. If it I don’t post next week, I’ll include it in two weeks.

Past posts and future hosts can be found on the archive page.

February 25, 2008

Waukesha Carnival time again 02/24/2008

by thoughtfulconservative

Another week has sped by. And it’s time for another edition of the Waukesha Carnival. For the uninitiated, a carnival is a blog post of blog posts. Most of the time posts are submitted by the author’s. But here, so far, I’ve chosen most of the posts as ones I’ve found thought-provoking. But I’m open to submissions, provided they are written by Waukesha bloggers or are about Waukesha. Submit your blog article to the next edition of a waukesha carnival using this carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on the blog carnival index page.

Primary day here in Wisconsin has come and gone. So let’s get under way with some presidential politics.

Josh at Blog Waukesha has some thoughts posts something he received on the New York Times story about John McCain’s alleged romantic relationship with a lobbyist.

Fox Head explains why Obama scares him.

In entertainment, Pete Fanning posts his predictions for the Oscars. How did he do?

Then we get some state politics, first from Shawn Matson, proving it’s never to early to speculate on races, gives his idea on who might replace Herb Kohl if he steps down at the end of his term in 2012.

James Wigderson, a little bit closer to home and a little closer in time, looks at current and future challenges to our state assemblyman, Bill Kramer.

Let’s throw in some photography. I grabbed two of Bryon Houlgrave’s pics from this week, one of the capitol building in Madison at night and the other of the recent lunar eclipse.

Local politics grabbed my attention. Spring City Chronicle looks at a candidate for director of public works in Waukesha. Cindy Kilkenny, though travelling, takes time to explore the spin in the figures given for the upcoming Elmbrook school district referendum.

Kyle Prast asks, “Are you sure you want govt. run health care?” In a word, No.

Dad29 had two posts I thought were good on the economy, this one on The Coming Big Bank Bailout (Taxpayer-Financed, of Course) and this one which looks at defining recession.

To wrap up this week’s carnival we end with a post by David B. Bohl on
Do You Make The Mistake Of ODing On Self Help?
In it he writes,

I’m a little concerned that some people seem to always be reading the latest self-help book and saying things like, “This is the book for me. This is what I’m going to do to change my life.”

Read the rest at his blog.

See ya next week!

February 24, 2008

Now I lay me down to sleep

by thoughtfulconservative

In Sunday’s Milewaukee Journal Sentinel, in the midst of political news, improperly prescribed medicines, is an article title “Portraits of Love,”

Maddux Achilles Haggard died in February 2005 of a condition that left him unable to breathe, swallow or move on his own.

Before removing Maddux from life support, Cheryl and Michael Haggard arranged for photographer Sandy Puc’ of Littleton, Colo., to take portraits of them with their newborn son.

“We wanted images of him as he was, as we knew him” with the wires and the tubes that connected him to life, Cheryl Haggard said. “But we asked if she would stay until after he’d passed, and she couldn’t say no.”

Cheryl Haggard recalls Maddux’s death as the worst day of her life.

“But when I look at those pictures, I don’t feel that. I feel the love we have for him and the blessing he continues to be in our lives,” she said.

Two months later, Cheryl Haggard and Puc’ founded Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, which connects families with photographers in their communities and educates hospitals and medical professionals about its services.

A visit to the nonprofit’s Web site is a glimpse into the wonder and frailty of life. These aren’t snapshots but luminous portraits of families that capture not just the unfathomable loss, but also the deep love of a parent for a child, no matter how brief his or her life.

Tears stream down my cheeks as I remember our own little stillborn granddaughter RaeLynn Rose. RaeLynn would have been 4 years old at the beginning of February. I never got to meet little RaeLynn. Fortunately my wife arrived in time to hold her before they cremated her little body.

Some may think holding onto pictures or urns are odd, but it’s our one link with a little baby we will never hold or feed or rock to sleep.

Even writing about it is therapeutic.

I’m thankful for our other three grand babies, and perhaps they are the more precious because of the one that is no longer here.

February 17, 2008

Waukesha Carnival 02/17/2008

by thoughtfulconservative

Well, I had 21 posts marked for this week’s carnival. I don’t think I’m going to include them all. You can submit an post via Blog Carnival, or send them to me at thoughtfulconservative [at] yahoo [dot] com.

Ok, let’s see how many we can get to.

Shawn Matson at his new digs on WordPress, Cooler Near the Lake, has started a series on Senate candidates and has speculation concerning Wisconsin’s senator Herb Kohl.

I included this one from Asian Badger on migration patterns between the states because he and Dad29 have discussion in the comments.

Josh at Blog Waukesha posts on city employees, taxes and shoveling the sidewalks in front of your house.

In the interest of variety,

I include Bryon Houlgrave’s series on photography, The good, the bad and the ugly.

I had to include this one from Dad29 because we don’t often get to praise the work of the Wisconsin DPI.

Cindy Kilkenny gives good advice for giving to any charitable organization.

Jeff at Five Points has initiated a new series also, Five Questions @ Five Points. His first interview is with the owner of The Nice Ash Cigar Bar, Jeff Barta.

Sancho gives us another Hobo sandwich, his own collection of posts from the area.

Fox Head opines on an article suggesting Waukesha’s Super Wal-Mart may be in trouble.

James Wigderson gets criticized twice, from the right! Whoda thunk it?

Spring City Chronicle helps us get to the origin of the derivation of the city, county, town’s name.

Pete Fanning shows a popular Lincoln quote to be not really from Lincoln.

And we can’t go without touching presidential election politics (I think there must be a primary somewhere this week that I should do something about). Scott Feldstein has advice for Texans when they go to vote (Hey, don’t ask me; it’s his blog). Family Guy says, essentially (OK I may be taking some liberties here), I knew JFK and Obama is no JFK.

Whew! That’s all for this week. What? Isn’t that enough? Anyway, y’all keep writing and I’ll keep linking.