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Archive | April, 2003

The Urban Garden: Canyons in the City

March may seem early to think about gardening in Wisconsin, but soon Tulips and Daffodils will be blooming. It is a good time to plan for planting your yard. What follows is a story about an area that most folks do not consider garden space — that unusual space in the city landscape: the canyons […]

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Old Gas Light Piping

Many of the homes in Riverwest were built before electric lighting was common, and people used Kerosene lamps and candles. Then along came manufactured gas, derived from coal. Piping was installed in the homes around the turn of the last century (1900) for gas lighting. At night people would turn a valve at the light […]

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No Future Without Forgiveness

Fact-Finding Missions

by Thomas Durkin In February, the Milwaukee community welcomed a distinguished guest, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a man of great integrity who has worked tirelessly in the name of justice for people throughout the world. Archbishop Tutu, in town to accept an honorary award from Marquette University, spoke before a standing room only crowd at Gesu […]

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April 2003

Lakefront Brewery Cattail Ale, Ring of Fire Gallery move, Locust Street Festival Vendors, Riverwest Yogashala grand opening, 3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Beer Walk.

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Suicide and War

–Homer in Wim Wenders’ Der Himmel uber Berlin While I was in North Carolina for Christmas, I picked up a copy of The Independent and noticed a sad theme for the end of 2002 issue: suicide. David Need’s review of Jack Miles’ Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God (Vintage Press) says Miles, who […]

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