Archive of of interest

Shutting down the St Margarets Community Website

After sixteen years of running the St Margarets Community Website, I decided to close it down. I often thought about what I wanted to do with the site, how I would pass it along or how I would turn it off. In the end, it was a fairly easy decision, I just had to write the final posts, add a message and make a plan on how to turn off the bits that will not age well.

28 December 2021

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 things, and my boys both read, the start of the Hobbit and The Road Less Travelled by Frost, that I was pretty emotional. For two of the items, I had my brother come read them.

23 July 2013

Robert Carl Mahnke

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 Peter and John and grandsons Owen and Ryan.

17 March 2013

Politics of Hate

McCain's fit

16 October 2008

The Power of Advertisements

subwaylogo.jpg

26 April 2006

Best Children's Books

My good friends John & Kim Cook asked me which kid’s books I liked the best. I thought that I would start to capture a list of the ones that I like and the kids like.

10 March 2005

Su Doku

                 
1 8 5 7 3 4 9 2 6
7 9 6 1 2 8 4 3 5
2 3 4 5 9 6 1 7 8
3 1 8 9 4 2 6 5 7
6 5 2 8 1 7 3 4 9
4 7 9 6 5 3 2 8 1
9 4 1 2 8 5 7 6 3
5 2 7 3 6 1 8 9 4
8 6 3 4 7 9 5 1 2

6 December 2004

Magic of Business Photography

I love lifestyle and business photography. Most of us don’t even realize what we are looking on business websites and many magazines. Its just normal to be reading a story on the growth of PDAs or something with an image of an attractive kid on a scooter with a phone. Part of the problem is that it is hard to take an abstract concept and depict it graphically… or even photographically. But occasionally you come across a real winner, one that makes you think… “it is me, or was the creative guy here on drugs…”

19 July 2004

EBAY: One Slightly Used Size 12 Wedding Gown. Only worn twice...

28 April 2004

The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players

Performance Art Done Right

11 March 2004

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