Tuesday, March 17, 2015

MKE Bike Advocate Keith Holt Wins National Award

Naomi Doerner from the
Alliance for Biking and Walking
presents Keith with the award for
National Advocate of the Year.
If you have been to any recent bicycling events in Milwaukee, you have probably seen Keith Holt there. As one of the city's greatest advocates for bicycling in all its forms he is out and about and is hard to miss. But at one important event, Keith was not to be seen, and his presence was missed, though not unappreciated. Though he didn't even know he was nominated, and thus missed the event, Keith, the Wisconsin Bike Fed’s Southeast Region Director, beat out 13 competitors to win the Alliance for Biking & Walking's Advocate of the Year award at a ceremony in DC during the 2015 National Bike Summit.

“The staff at the Wisconsin Bike Fed could not be more proud of Keith Holt and the decade of leadership he has provided working to improve bicycling equity”  according to Dave Schlabowske, Bike Fed Deputy Director in Milwaukee.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Marvel Actors Heroes In Real Life Too

Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. in
their movie roles as heroes
This week two stories have popped up across the web about three different actors in the Marvel Studios movie universe. Chrises Pratt (Starlord) and Evans (Captain America) visited a Seattle hospital together to bring joy to child patients, and Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man) presented a working bionic arm to a boy with a partial arm.

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.