Category Archives: Tales from the front lines

The envelope, please

Or is it the bucket list? Time was when the head groundskeeper at the Manor would rush out to the local cineplex on the day of the awards ceremony to complete watching the list of the best-picture Oscar nominees. Back … Continue reading

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Wine window to my soul

Or, in Blaska’s case: its prosthesis. Second Fauci ouchie today 03-17-21 at SSM Health. Moderna’s green mint flavor in honor of St. Paddy’s Day. We are vaccinated, hear us roar in numbers too great to ignore. Think we’ll go for … Continue reading

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A snowball’s chance on campus

Recounting the battle of Lake Mendota. Seeking the sunshine and escaping Gov. Nevermore’s COVID-19 lockdown, we took our Saturday afternoon (03-06-21) constitutional in 46-degree F weather along Greek row on Langdon Street. Madison WI is awakening from a long and lonely winter. … Continue reading

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Preparing for the big meltdown

‘I am a lineman for the county …’ Temperature 41 degrees predicted this coming Tuesday 02-23-31 for the Emerald City WI. (“We’re having a heat wave, a continental heat wave.”) Snow cover on the Experimental Work Farm (and Penal Colony) is … Continue reading

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Thank you very much

Don’t mind all the cars out front, they’re stolen. When down in the basement there arose such a clatter, the gray lab coats at Blaska Policy Werkes awoke to see what was the matter. What to their wondrous eyes did appear, … Continue reading

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We’re gathering indoors to give thanks

Mass or otherwise! The devil struggling for the remnants of Blaska’s soul is proposing that the irascible bloggeur assemble a small fleet of automobiles, pick-up trucks, bicycles, and tour buses. The vehicles will be parked in the driveway, on the … Continue reading

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