Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Eat Steak And Stave Your Hunger As Well As Others

The Five O'clock Steakhouse, where the tradition of the classic steakhouse or supper club never ends, is one of those places in Milwaukee you have to visit at least once. There is no better time than the present as the premier steakhouse is hosting a food drive and fundraiser for Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee now through March 21, 2015. You can get your steak on and give back at the same time.

Donate a non-perishable food item through Friday, March 20, 2015 and receive $15 off your dinner on a Tuesday through Friday. Plus, if you share a photo on social media mentioning the food drive when you dine at the restaurant you get another $5 off. For you non-mathletes that's a total of $20 off.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Dr. Seuss Taught Us How To Be Great

There are many beloved authors of children's books, whether it be for one or many books, a series or . But most of those whose works stand the test of time are the ones who wove life lessons into their work. Other authors have even take some of these works and turned them into guides which take famous works and show the hidden wisdom in them like The Tao of Pooh. I would love to see more "Tao of.." books from children's books and co mics, I could easily  and The Tao of Charlie Brown or even Calvin & Hobbes.

One author, who was born on March 2, who always spoke to me because of is combination of imaginative characters and settings with parables, teaching us somehow to be individual and communal at the same time, and that is Dr Seuss - Theodor Seuss Geisel. As someone who explored individuality and creativity growing up but still wanted to be part of and promote the greater community, looking back I can see how his words inspired me to be who I was and am today.

Furthermore, looking at quotes from his works, I find so many parallels to what I developed as my own modern gentleman's code, my template on how to become a Greater Man, in Milwaukee or anywhere you may live:

A Great Man man strives to be Compassionate, Decisive, Enterprising, and Sincere.

Following are each of the four values and quotes from Seuss that support them.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Man's Best Friend: Rising Star Hozier Enjoys Company Of And Supports MADACC Animals

Hozier with a pup from MADACC
As a musician, being on the road must get lonely. Until you are a big enough star to afford those gigantic buses, and even with them, you often have to leave behind not only family and friends, but pets as well.

Hozier, a rising star in the music industry with his Grammy-nominated song Take Me To Church, was in town for a concert at The Riverside Theater last night. It turns out he is an animal lover who, along with his band and crew, miss their own pets. They requested from the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) that they bring by shelter pets for them to share love with before the show and afterwards rewarded MADACC with a donation.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Heview: CW/DC Arrow Show Star Amell Is Surprisingly, Sinceriously, "Good"

Unless you are a huge DC Comics fanboy, maybe even if you are, the first word to come to mind about a show on The CW Network probably would not be "good", nor would your thoughts on the capabilities of its main actor. But when it comes to the show Arrow and its namesake character and actor Stephen Amell, the word "good" goes beyond the quality of the show to what he does off-screen.

An interview gaffe has turned into a new word used by
Arrow's Amell, now in an awareness campaign
I had no thoughts of ever watching the show, even with the first 2 seasons "free" on streaming services, until a friend told me it was good. Even then it took me a while to test the waters until one day my wife and I were looking for a new show to watch together. I expected the standard pretty-bad-boy fare like Vampire Diaries and other CW shows, but was pleasantly surprised that the show far surpassed what I though was a kiss-of-death combination of subject matter and network in a lesser know DC hero and The CW, and especially that the quality of work included Amell in the role of main character "Arrow" (Green Arrow of DC comics). But I have been even more impressed with Amell the man after I started following social media about him and found out he is as big a hero off-screen as he is on.

Today, Amell launched his second Represent awareness/fundraising campaign for two great causes right up our alley: Stand for the Silent, an anti-bullying campaign, and Paws and Stripes, a veterans' therapy dog organization with his Sinceriously apparel.

Great Play: MKE Tennis Pro Smyczek Shows "Amazing" Sportsmanship

Nadal congratulates and thanks Smyczek (left) on the match
In the second round of the Australian Open, Milwaukee native and No. 112 ranked pro tennis player Tim Smyczek showed the world what character we Wisconsinites have. He battled current No. 3 ranked "King of Clay" and 14-time Grand Slam Champion Rafael Nadal in a five-set thriller to 2-6, 6-3, 7-6, 3-6, 5-7. But his tru character came when he gave Nadal a break that showed "amazing" sportsmanship according to the "King".

Nadal was serving at 6-5 in the fifth set when someone in the stands shouted and the serve went long. As Nadal was about to go for second-serve, Smyczek signaled that Nadal should discount the failed first serve and redo it. Nadal ended up winning the pointon the next serve with the mulligan. After four grueling hours of play to be so close to an upset and give his opponent that edge of not needing a second serve, Smyczek showed what "sportsmanship" truly is.

"You know, I thought it was the right thing to do." Smyczek said about conceding the mulligan. Too bad some others in the news lately didn't think about if what they did was the "right thing to do" whether it gave them an edge or not *cough* Patriots *cough*.