Tag: wisconsin

House On The Rock The House on the Rock, in Iowa County, Wisconsin, has been described as creepy, bizarre, an evil Disneyland, and the tackiest place in America. This article from Roadtrippers and the accompanying photos give a glimpse of the whole experience of actually going there. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Making useless machines – Bryan Cera – TEDxUWMilwaukee. How about a game of “Pung,” the name being a combination of Pong and Sung. It looks like Pong but the game is equipped with two microphones. Players raise and lower the paddles by raising and lowering the frequency of their voices. How about a robot that […]

This video captures the sense of community at the Winter Farmer’s Market in Port Washington, WI. Created by Pat and Amy Wilborn, the market attracts local farmers, artisans, musicians, and residents with a feeling of old-time camaraderie. It’s a welcome contrast to the hectic nature of modern society. Pat is also the creator of PortFish, […]

Artist Eric Grohe livens up the brew room & fermenting room with his remarkable murals at the Miller Valley Brewery in Milwaukee, WI. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Everybody knows about the Great Chicago Fire of October 8, 1871, which killed around 300 people. Hardly anyone knows that on that same night, the Peshtigo Fire in Wisconsin killed between 1,200 and 2,500 people. There were fires that same night in Michigan, too, in Holland, Port Huron, and Manistee, too, killing only 50 to […]

Let them eat grass—The food freedom revolution. This is the first 6 minutes of a documentary about the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture’s war against raw milk. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Last September we visited our friend Pat Wilborn at his aquaponics farming project outside of Port Washington, WI, and shot some video of his operation under construction. Pat is determined to discover whether growing vegetables in a 96-foot-long greenhouse using poop from yellow perch for fertilizer is economically feasible. As I’ve written elsewhere, Pat is […]

On January 26th, a Saturday, we went to the Port Washington Farmers Market to shoot some video. The winter market is held indoors until spring, at the First Congregational Church. It drew quite a crowd. Our friend Pat Wilborn created the event three years ago, along with his wife, Amy, and it’s now showing signs […]

We, Alayna and I, attended our first Pachamama Awakening the Dreamer Symposium on Saturday and neither of us knew what to expect. I had a good grasp of the structure of the symposium, but structure is one thing, the actual experience is something else. It was sponsored and facilitated by the good folks from the […]

Two-bit Guru | Barcamp7 Followup | Photo of post-it drawings from BarCamp

There were lots of highlights for me at Milwaukee Barcamp 7, beside my own sessions on Meditation and Communication. The Green Hour was fun and informative, and ditto for a session on Minecraft (trying to keep my knowledge somewhere in range of my Grandkids’), the 3D scanner and printing systems were cool, and Charlie’s bee […]