Print’s Continuing Decline (and the Message for Digital)

One can be a critic of newspapers (for their low quality and high boosterism), and yet feel a sadness at their decline. There’s a notice in the Janesville Gazette about downsizing of the daily print edition. See Objective: Preserve local journalism in the face of rising costs. Editor Sid Schwartz tells readers that the Gazette […]

Film: Tuesday, June 12th, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park, Wonder

This Tuesday, June 12th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Wonder @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building. Stephen Chbosky directs the one-hour, fifty-three minute film based on a New York Times bestseller, telling the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters […]

Daily Bread for 6.11.18

Good morning. Monday in Whitewater be mostly cloudy, and a high of sixty-nine.  Sunrise is 5:15 AM and sunset 8:33 PM, for 15h 17m 43s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 8.1% of its visible disk illuminated. Today is the five hundred seventy-seventh day.Days since Trump’s election, with 11.9.16 as the first […]

Daily Bread for 6.10.18

Good morning. Sunday in Whitewater will see occasional showers and thundershowers, and a high of sixty-nine.  Sunrise is 5:15 AM and sunset 8:33 PM, for 15h 17m 05s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 14% of its visible disk illuminated. Today is the five hundred seventy-sixth day.Days since Trump’s election, with 11.9.16 […]

Daily Bread for 6.9.18

Good morning. Saturday in Whitewater will be mostly cloudy, with an occasional thundershower, and a high of seventy-nine.  Sunrise is 5:16 AM and sunset 8:32 PM, for 15h 16m 24s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 23% of its visible disk illuminated. Today is the five hundred seventy-fifth day.Days since Trump’s election, […]

Foxconn’s Ambition is Automation, While Appeasing the Politically Ambitious

If there’s ever been an economic con, it’s Foxconn in Wisconsin. The Financial Times describes two key aspects of Foxconn’s character, in a story, Foxconn shifts focus to ‘smart manufacturing.’ Automation, Not Jobs. The new reporting tells us that Foxconn’s working for “automating other manufacturers’ processes.”  Of course they are: they’ve a whole business producing robots […]

Friday Catblogging: Leopard Cubs

The San Diego Zoo is welcoming the first ever critically endangered Amur leopard cubs born at the zoo. WARNING: They’re adorable. https://t.co/ZS8yXHGerx pic.twitter.com/MuAhb6tMbZ — ABC News (@ABC) June 1, 2018

Daily Bread for 6.8.18

Good morning. Friday in Whitewater will be partly sunny, with a high of eighty-one.  Sunrise is 5:16 AM and sunset 8:31 PM, for 15h 15m 38s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 32.1% of its visible disk illuminated. Today is the five hundred seventy-fourth day.Days since Trump’s election, with 11.9.16 as the […]

National Means Local, Too

Mike Allen, now of Axios, writes about how Trumpism has nationalized politics: Trump is even the story in local races A dilemma for news organizations in this epic era is that President Trump isn’t just the biggest story in politics. On many days, he’s the biggest story in business, the biggest story in media, the biggest […]

Daily Bread for 6.7.18

Good morning. Thursday in Whitewater will be partly sunny, with a high of eighty-one.  Sunrise is 5:16 AM and sunset 8:31 PM, for 15h 14m 49s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 41.9% of its visible disk illuminated. Today is the five hundred seventy-third day.Days since Trump’s election, with 11.9.16 as the […]

Daily Bread for 6.6.18

Good morning. Wednesday in Whitewater will see a mixture of sunshine and clouds, with a high of seventy-five.  Sunrise is 5:16 AM and sunset 8:30 PM, for 15h 13m 56s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 51.9% of its visible disk illuminated. Today is the five hundred seventy-second day.Days since Trump’s election, […]

Humility in Discerning God’s Will

One hopes – sometimes in fulfillment, sometimes in vain – that the simple circumstances of a small town might encourage humility in discernment.  In the course of listening to politics, one may encounter a local politics that is grandiose where it should be plain.  Indeed, local claims of this kind may arrogate to people and […]

Daily Bread for 6.5.18

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of seventy-two.  Sunrise is 5:17 AM and sunset 8:29 PM, for 15h 12m 58s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 61.5% of its visible disk illuminated. Today is the five hundred seventy-first day.Days since Trump’s election, with 11.9.16 as the first […]