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FAREWELL FROM MIDDLE WISCONSIN

 “To everything there is a season...”It's come time for Middle Wisconsin to say    “Thank you, and farewell” to all of it's contributors, readers and supporters,with this last issue!From the Editors and Board of Directorsof MiddleWisconsin.org Middle Wisconsin has enjoyed over ten years of spreading articles, and opinions, and supporting “Fairness, Respect and Community Good” over the Internet. Unfortunately, we've reached a point where we cannot continue maintaining a bi-weekly publication. This issue will be our last. If situations change, we may consider resuming publication, but at this time, it's not ...

BOOKS TO READ

 How would you describe 2020? Alarming, chaotic, enraging or all of the above? Here are some books to help you make sense of it all. Editors of YES magazine chose these books.  All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis ”A splendid offering of wisdom, warmth, and inspiration to reshape our vision of climate futures, All We Can Save is a skillfully curated collection of essays, poems, and illustrations that is decidedly feminine in its character and feminist in its approach. In her essay, “Sacred Resistance,” contributor Tara Houska writes, “Much of the space we call ‘the climate ...

HELP WANTED: INQUIRE AT MIDDLE WISCONSIN

It is hard for all of us at Middle Wisconsin (MW) to believe, but we have now been publishing our bi-monthly magazine for 10 years. Most of us are still the original staff who began the publication a decade ago. Do to changes in family situations, we find we are now in need of a volunteer (we are all volunteers at MW) to take over the duties of editor. The following is a short job description:*check MW webmail for incoming articles*check and responding to MW emails.*edit, proof read, and prepare articles for publishing*Send articles on to publisher as Word Documents*We rarely need to alter articles, rewrite sentences or make any other ...

FACT OR FAKE

 Our world is filled with misinformation. Here are non-partisan sites for you to check out what you read. AP Fact Check… The Associated Press website, an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting, founded in 1846. Fact Check …a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center Fact Tank: News in the Numbers…Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Medi...

TRY WRITING A LIMERICK

 How are you dealing with all of the stuff going on in your world right now?Have you tried writing a limerick?Here are some samples to get you going. A painter who came from Great BritainHailed a lady who sat with her knittin’.He remarked with a sigh,“that park bench—well, IJust painted it, right where you’re sittin.”  There was an old monk from SiberiaWhose existence grew drearier and drearier.Till he broke from his cellAnd with a super-loud yellEloped with the Mother Superior.  A goddess capricious is Fame.You may strive to make ...

THE SKILLS ARE ALIVE

THE SKILLS ARE ALIVEVIRTUAL EDUCATIONAL SKILL BUILDINGSATURDAY OCTOBER 3RD9:00 AM TO 5:00 PMDemocracy on Fire- with Center for Popular DemocracyBird Dogging- with Center for Popular DemocracyOpen Records- with Sheila PlotkinSignage- with Nate TimmLive Streaming- with Dan FolkmanMovement Through Music with Tom CastleNO CHARGE MORE INFO & PRE-REGISTERA PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS PRESENTATIONCO-SPONSORED BYBuilding UnityWisconsin Grassroots Network

CIVIC HEALTH IN WISCONSIN

 (This article is based on a report from the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.) Wisconsin joins 30 other U.S. states in measuring civic health and building the program to make improvements. Civic health refers to the interactions of people with neighbors, friends and relatives. It also refers to the interactions of people with their government and other community organizations. Many people have withdrawn from community life, even before the pandemic. During this crisis, social connections are needed more than ever. States are creating programs to measure and to improve ...

WORDS FROM REP. JOHN LEWIS (1940 – 2020)

 (John Lewis left us his great legacy. He also gave us words to live by as we continue the march.) “Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month or a year. It is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” “We are one people with one family. We all live in the same house—and through books, through information we must find a way to say to people that we must lay down the burden of hate. For hate is too heavy a burden to bear.” “Freedom is not a state. It ...

ENBRIDGE IS RE-ROUTING ITS PIPELINE IN NORTHERN WISCONSIN

 Enbridge (the Canadian company) runs a pipeline through northern Wisconsin and through the Bad River Reservation. The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe filed a lawsuit and won. Now Enbridge is planning to remove a 12-mile segment of its Line 5 from the Bad River Reservation and bypass the reservation with 42 miles of new pipe. Enbridge says the line transports an average 540,000 barrels a day between Superior and southwestern Ontario that is eventually used to supply propane to dealers in Wisconsin and Michigan. Enbridge has asked the state Public Service Commission (PSC) to give it eminent ...

SMART EXPERTISE PRODUCES MUCH-NEEDED MASKS

 (This is reprinted from Union Labor News, May 2020) SMART expertise produces much-needed masks. After two months of coronavirus, most of us have become connoisseurs of face masks. The best ones achieve a good seal with an embedded aluminum strip that crosses the bridge of the nose. Where do those come from? Thirteen million of them have come from unions. The idea for making them came from the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) which proceeded to get more than two dozen union contractors to donate the material. Hallie Jennerman and ...