As one of apparently only eight people working Wednesday in Milwaukee, the trip into work on the morning of snowmaggedon (or the Ground Hog Day blizzard or snowpocalypse, or SnO-M-G or any other cool name a TV producer with too much time on his/her hands comes up with) was eerie.
Today marks one year since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake destroyed Haiti’s capital city of Port-au-Prince. The fact that bodies are still being pulled from the destruction shows how far the Caribbean nation has to go in its recovery.
I’ll admit when I think of Cambridge, Mass.-based MIT I see a bunch of eggheads with black-rimmed glasses walking around debating the future of the best way to split an atom or what you get when you combine an alligator with a crocodile. It turns out they’re also doing some good work for the construction industry.
I’d like to take a break from our regularly scheduled coverage of the construction industry and Wisconsin’s high-speed fail for something that should be important every day, but is especially important today.
The Grand Avenue Mall in downtown Milwaukee has fallen on tough times lately; anyone who walks hurriedly through the mall on the way to the food court can tell you that. It seems to be a common theme these days for those big, lumbering models of capitalism.