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Daily Bread for 10.18.21: UW System Vacancies and New Hires

Good morning. Monday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 71.  Sunrise is 7:13 AM and sunset 6:06 PM for 10h 53m 14s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 95.5% of its visible disk illuminated.  Whitewater’s Library Board meets at 6:30 PM.  On this day in 1851, Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is…

Daily Bread for 10.16.21: Waukesha School District bans LGBTQ+ and other signs

Good morning. Saturday in Whitewater will be mostly sunny with a high of 58.  Sunrise is 7:10 AM and sunset 6:09 PM for 10h 58m 48s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 83.7% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1780, the Great Hurricane of 1780 finishes after its sixth day, killing…

Daily Bread for 10.15.21: From UW-Whitewater’s Administration, Too Many and Too Few Words

Good morning. Friday in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of 55.  Sunrise is 7:09 AM and sunset 6:11 PM for 11h 01m 35s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 74.4% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1956, FORTRAN, the first modern computer language, is first shared with the…

Daily Bread for 10.14.21: Ignorance and Fanaticism Threaten Mequon-Thiensville

Good morning. Thursday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 69.  Sunrise is 7:08 AM and sunset 6:12 PM for 11h 04m 23s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 64.6% of its visible disk illuminated.  Whitewater’s Finance Committee meets at 4:30 PM.  On this day in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt is shot in…

Daily Bread for 10.4.21: The Basis of a Civics Syllabus for Whitewater’s Schools

Good morning. Monday in Whitewater will see scattered showers with a high of 68.  Sunrise is 6:56 AM and sunset 6:29 PM for 11h 32m 49s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 5.1% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1957, Sputnik 1 becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the…

Daily Bread for 10.3.21: Trumpism as a ‘God and Country Lifestyle Brand’

Good morning. Sunday in Whitewater will see scattered thundershowers with a high of 74.  Sunrise is 6:55 AM and sunset 6:31 PM for 11h 35m 40s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 10.5% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1990, the German Democratic Republic is abolished and becomes part of the…

Daily Bread for 9.20.21: Horse Owners Face an Ivermectin Shortage

Good morning. Monday in Whitewater will be cloudy with scattered afternoon thundershowers and a high of 81.  Sunrise is 6:41 AM and sunset 6:54 PM for 12h 13m 07s of daytime.  The moon is full with 99.8% of its visible disk illuminated.  Whitewater’s Equal Opportunities Commission meets at 5 PM, and her Library Board at 6:30…

Daily Bread for 9.12.21: Will the Curriculum Be in Their Hands?

Good morning. Sunday in Whitewater will be partly cloudy with occasional thundershowers and a high of 79.  Sunrise is 6:32 AM and sunset 7:08 PM for 12h 36m 07s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 34.6% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 1962, President Kennedy delivers his “We choose to go…

Daily Bread for 9.7.21: Formation, General

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will see morning thundershowers with a high of 78. Sunrise is 6:27 AM and sunset 7:17 PM, for 12h 50m 22s of daytime.  The moon is new with 0.3% of its visible disk illuminated. The Whitewater  Common Council meets at 6:30 PM.  On this day in 1776, according to American colonial reports, Ezra Lee…

Daily Bread for 8.19.21: ‘People Into Chimpanzees’

Good morning. Thursday in Whitewater will be mostly sunny with scattered afternoon thunderstorms and a high of 88. Sunrise is 6:06 AM and sunset 7:49 PM, for 13h 42m 45s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 88.6% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1812, the American frigate USS Constitution defeats the British frigate…

Wise Words for Whitewater from Steak-umm

There’s a thread on Twitter from Steak-umm (an American brand of thin-sliced frozen steaks) that does a better job (truly) discussing the role of science and skepticism about the pandemic than much of what’s published online. The full thread is available at Twitter, and excerpts are imediately below. It’s spot-on for Whitewater. (Note: the thread…

Jane Jacobs with Useful Advice on Responsibility (for Whitewater, Richmond Township, Delavan, Etc.)

In Jane Jacobs’s Death and Life of Great American Cities (describing large cities, not small towns), she writes of business owners’ sense of responsibility for the sidewalks near their shops: First, there must be a clear demarcation between what is public space and what is private space. Public and private spaces cannot ooze into each other…

From Comic-Con@Home 2021: The Science of Art

How is STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) used to inspire and create our most beloved popular arts? What do portrayals of science and scientists in popular media get right and wrong? From world-building to special effects and cosplay, IF/THEN ambassadors (www.ifthenshecan.org) Sydney Hamilton (aerospace engineer), Myria Perez (paleontologist), Dr. Samantha Thi Porter (archaeologist), and Dr.…

(Local) Fear of a Red Hat

There are any number of fears that occasionally grip people, however unfounded those fears, of snakes, of spiders, of black cats, etc. (Snakes play an important ecological role, some cultures think spiders are good luck, and black cats are beautiful with notably soft coats.) And yet, and yet… no fear strikes deeper and holds tighter…