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Poverty drives epidemic of childhood trauma, panelists say

Published Nov. 25, 2017

Twelve years is the difference in life expectancy between someone who lives in the 53217 ZIP code, Milwaukee's healthiest, and 53206, which is infamous for its challenges. According to Bevan Baker, the disparity underscores the responsibility to address it, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Gross food we ate as kids

Published Oct. 9, 2017

Sorry to call you out, moms and dads, but the fact is most of us grew up eating some really nasty food. It's not really our parents' fault, though. Let's blame the '70s. And the '80s. And the '90s.

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Our earliest childhood memories

Published June 13, 2014

Some people can recollect events that happened decades ago, others can't remember what they ate for breakfast. In any case, memories are an interesting aspect of being human and, if you don't think about them too often or for too long, they can add an emotional richness to your life.

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Remembering Billie the Brownie

Published Nov. 26, 2012

The holidays were also a very special time in our house. I grew up with a Jewish father, an Episcopalian mother and a Roman Catholic grandmother. In the spirit of ecumenical harmony, we always celebrated Christmas in our house, complete with family traditions. But there was no tradition that could match Billie the Brownie.

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Brothers Again

Sunday July 6th, 2014 – Watertown, WI    2014 has been nothing short of a blockbuster personal year for me, and at the moment nothing else matters. It’s easy to take positive things for granted, and I think we all make that mistake on a regular basis. We focus on wha...

Father's Day

It is the eve of father's day. I never used to acknowledge it as a young girl. I really don't acknowledge it now. At least I don't remember if I attempted to. My dad didn't pass away or leave us. My dad and mom were together through most of my childhood.I had a pretty crappy dad. He cursed at...

A Test Of Stamina

Tuesday December 3rd, 2013 – Island Lake, IL    One of the most memorable lessons my grandfather ever taught me has been on my mind in the last few days. I was probably around ten years old, and I did something to really piss Gramps off. I can’t remember now what I did, b...

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