Friday Faves: The Appleton PD

Friday Faves: The Appleton PD

In both the midst and wake of community protests, the Appleton Police Department has made eloquent efforts toward constructive conversation. The results have led to tangible steps forward. For instance, they listened to citizen concerns regarding systemic racism and responded by upgrading their technology. Thanks to funding they applied for through the Oktoberfest Community Grant [...]

32 seconds

32 seconds

You can’t make a bed in 32 seconds. Or brush your teeth properly. Or French braid a ponytail. Or boil an egg. Or brew a cup of coffee. But, you can shoot 23 people and kill nine in that short time frame if you're armed with a fully loaded semi-automatic weapon. You can hold your [...]

Wait a Second

Wait a Second

It is astonishing to me how many passionate supporters of the second amendment have never read it. Have you? “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Well regulated. They have been there all along, but, [...]

Civil dissonance

I have been thinking, lately, about music and how each note relies on the other. Even the first simple songs we teach our babies -- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, for instance -- require at least six notes, some whole, some half, with several quarters and eighths as well. Add a couple of chords and, depending [...]