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Curmudgeon's Corner

cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner

Off to a Great Start for 2015

Political, Quality of Life, Taxes, U.S., Economy

The following came to me this morning from a good friend and I thought it worthy of being shared.  My comments are found at the very bottom of the piece.

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What Will 2015 Be?

People Making A Difference, Quality of Life, Potpourri

 As I thumbed through one of those catalogs we all receive in our mailbox from time to time, I saw the following inscription on a plaque:

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Rest In Peace Coach

People Making A Difference, Germantown, Education, Quality of Life

Phil Datka has passed away and that apparently occurred overnight or early this morning.  The word has been spreading and Steven Tietz published a piece a short time ago confirming the rumor.  Coach Datka has been a legend for many of the years that we have lived in this community.  He was among those people whose reputation is larger than life given his history in Germantown and in Germantown football.

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Supreme Courts Are Political

Politics, People Making A Difference, U.S., Wisconsin

A Journal Sentinel reader sent a letter to the editor that appeared yesterday.  The writer opined about the Wisconsin Supreme Court and politics, and particularly about the proposition by Sen. Tom Tiffany (R) Hazlehurst that would see the Chief Justice determined by vote of the members rather than by simple seniority.  She was apparently aghast that politics might flavor the court and its decisions.

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Seed of Triumph...

Quality of Life, People Making A Difference

I have a particular fondness for words and for those used in quotations that figuratively reach out and grab me by the shoulders and shake me.  Og Mandino, an author of some great self-help books, got my attention this morning when I read the following quotation: 

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