One Year On

Bob in the den

It has been a year since my father died.

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about him in some way. I mostly worry about my mother and hope that she is doing ok generally or with some seasonal chore that my father used to do. Mostly she is fine and things have been getting better and better for her.

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My Speech at the Memorial for Dad

We recently had a memorial for my father at the Milwaukee Yacht Club. I reluctantly spoke for the family. It was pretty difficult to do. The four speakers that preceded me, Randy, Terry, Marv and Ted, said such lovely…

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Robert Carl Mahnke

March 8, 1943 - March 17, 2013 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin After a short and rather one-sided battle with esophageal cancer, Robert Mahnke died on March 17, 2013. He is survived by his mother Florence, sister Suzanne, wife Pamela, sons…

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Book — The Ghost Map

Fantastic book. John Snow was absolutely an amazing man — finding a theory, using statistics to prove it, convincing the government to act, then helping rid the modern world of one of the most deadly diseases — awesome. Steven Johnson does a great job of telling this story, with a bit of history, a bit of back story, a bit of science and great pacing. Worth a read.