Why does Wisconsin make it so difficult to vote? There seems to be a double standard in the voting process. On the one hand, we have the state making it easier for felons and homeless citizens to vote by mainstreaming them in with the motor-voter program, and the absentee ballot voting program.
On the other hand, if you're in the military service, voluntarily serving your country and state overseas, you most likely won't be able to vote in this year's general election. WHY?
Solar Power! Congratulations to Jane Haasch and town officials for installing solar panels on the Dayton Township roof!
In case you wondered what the Pohls have been up to this summer, we are now drawing our energy from the Sun too, our 35-year old dream.
I had a relaxing weekend at the Lake with family and friends. In between the boat rides, the swimming, the great food and the laughs, the talk was often about what we were reading, what we had read or what we would read if we didn’t have day jobs. When discussion turns to reading and books I’m generally in a good state of mind.
Ginger arrived Friday night with two magazines in hand. And what weekend at the Lake is complete without some magazines? A magazine worthy of a stay at the Lake will inspire lots of conversation and that’s just what the issue of People with Elin (Now Nordegren) Woods on the cover did. Ginger also had the latest issue of Rolling Stone with the stars of the vampire show on HBO on the cover. Why do all of the Rolling Stone covers have to feature naked people? This too generated some discussion and left me feeling a little old.
It is said that reading can take you to places, and this is true, but it can also take you away from places. Such was the case when Husband and I ended up at Castle Rock County Park campground in Adams County on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Not having any reservations for the holiday weekend we threw caution to the wind and the tent in the car and set out with a vague idea of where we would end up. We are campers of the state park variety. We like to pitch our tent in a little nest of seclusion and enjoy a hike or two during our stay. Neither of this was available at the only campground that would have us that night. Nestled tightly between an RV that looked as if it was a down on your luck residence (turns out it was) and a site that was inhabited by a man seemingly on a quest for solitude but who kept wandering over (more like leaning over) to visit with us I was starting to question the wisdom of our spontaneous adventure. I was ready to turn around and come home, but Husband was committed. In a fit of desperation I got my camp chair out, faced in the only direction that didn’t include a view of the neighbors (but did include a wonderful view of the vents for the campground septic system) and buried myself in the novel I was reading. It did the trick.
Waupaca residents – invite your out of town friends and relatives to come visit you during the first weekend of October. And, all you non-resident folks: hit up your Waupaca friends for a visit.
Leaf and Art peeping go hand in hand Oct. 1-3 during Hidden Studios: Art along the Ice Age Trail, where the beauty of nature pairs with the most creative in human expression. Seven working art studios are open and will show the work of twenty area artists. This is the seventh year that Hidden Studios has presented this spectacular event; and, along with founding artists, four artists new to this event will be highlighted as well. You can pick up fliers for Hidden Studios at the Waupaca Community Arts Center and at Cronies, Embellishments, Originals etc, and other sponsors of the event.