Good morning, Whitewater.
Valentine’s Day in town will bring snow showers (with an accumulation of less than an inch) with a high of twenty-one. Sunrise is 6:52 and sunset 5:25, for 10h 32m 47s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 41.2% of its visible disk illuminated.
Friday’s FW poll asked if an Australian possum found in a toilet paper dispenser was a rare event or a harbinger of an animal invasion. Most respondents (56.52%) thought that it was a once-in-a-blue-moon event, but 43.48% thought that it was a harbinger of an inevitable possum invasion.
Seen from above, sheep-herding’s not just farm work, it’s beauty in motion:
- Today: DB, post on Whitewater’s mentoring gap, evening post
- Monday: DB, weekly music post, WHEN GREEN TURNS BROWN post, post on the Walworth County circuit judge race, evening post
- Tuesday: DB, weekly education post, evening post
- Wednesday: DB, weekly film post, recap of the Wisconsin spring primary, evening post
- Thursday: DB, a restaurant review, evening post
- Friday: DB, weekly poll, weekly catblogging
- Saturday: DB, weekly Animation post, evening post
On this day in 1819, a great inventor is born:
On this date the inventor of the modern typewriter, C. Latham Sholes, was born. Sholes moved to Wisconsin as a child and lived in Green Bay, Kenosha, and Milwaukee. In 1867, in Milwaukee, he presented his first model for the modern typewriter and patents for the device were taken out in 1868. Sholes took the advice of many mechanical experts, including Thomas Edison, and so claims that he was the sole inventor of the typewriter have often been disputed. [Source: Badger Saints and Sinners by Fred L. Homes, pg 316-328]