Pic of the Day/Dave’s Bird Feeder

I’ve long used the classic Audubon “Squirrel Proof” tube bird feeder. Problem: it feeds squirrels. I’ve been working this summer on my own truly Squirrel Proof feeder. Here’s Dave’s Bird Feeder Prototype I. The concept (after studying squirrels defeating my Audubon feeder) was a broad roof, making it hard for squirrels to squirrel around andContinue reading “Pic of the Day/Dave’s Bird Feeder”

BRT Gets Madisoned

Do we really have to be all “Madison” about this, people?  The city is on the verge of doing something historic. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will be the biggest improvement in urban mobility in these parts in at least a couple of generations. The high comfort, high frequency, limited-stop system will compete well versus carContinue reading “BRT Gets Madisoned”

Barnes’ Gets Third Degree Over His Degree

What do Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglas, Winston Churchill, Brad Pitt, Ellen DeGeneres and George Clooney all have in common? None of them completed a four year college degree. And, ya know what, they turned out alright anyway. I mention this now becauseContinue reading “Barnes’ Gets Third Degree Over His Degree”

Make Wright House Part of Museum Campus

The City of Madison is on the verge of doing something dumb with an historic Frank Lloyd Wright house in the middle of downtown. The building’s owner has a better idea. I’ve got still another thought. In an excellent Sunday story, veteran Wisconsin State Journal city hall reporter Dean Mosiman laid out the dilemma. TheContinue reading “Make Wright House Part of Museum Campus”