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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 10.12.21: Parent of sick student sues after Waukesha School District ends many pandemic mitigation efforts

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 69.  Sunrise is 7:06 AM and sunset 6:16 PM for 11h 10m 01s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 42.1% of its visible disk illuminated.  Whitewater’s Finance Committee meets at 4:30 PM, and the city’s Public Works Committee meets at…

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 9.27.21: Good Public Health Policy is True Optimism

Good morning. Monday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 86.  Sunrise is 6:48 AM and sunset 6:41 PM for 11h 52m 56s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 64.9% of its visible disk illuminated.  The Whitewater Urban Forestry Commission meets at 4:30 PM, Downtown Whitewater’s Board of Directors meets…

Daily Bread for 9.26.21: The Vaccine Divide and the Economic Divide

Good morning. Sunday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 82.  Sunrise is 6:47 AM and sunset 6:43 PM for 11h 55m 49s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 73% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1789, George Washington appoints Thomas Jefferson the first United States Secretary…

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…

Daily Bread for 8.16.21: Broadband Gaps, Right Here in Whippet City

Good morning. Monday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 84. Sunrise is 6:03 AM and sunset 7:54 PM, for 13h 50m 37s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 59.7% of its visible disk illuminated. Whitewater’s Equal Opportunities Commission meets at 5 PM, the Community Development Authority at 5:30 PM,…

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…

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IF PUBLIC OFFICIALS DON’T WANT TO READ DISCUSSIONS ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY, THEN THEY SHOULDN’T RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE.

 

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…