SCHOOL
CLOSINGS

Luc's "Athletic Aesthetic" Volume One Column

 

We Can All Just Get Along

A few weeks ago, I was walking out of an area convenience store when someone held open a door for me while on my way out holding a couple bags.  The man then recognized me from being on the radio here on 790 WAYY, saying "You're that liberal from the radio!"  With a smile and a laugh.  We joked a bit, and I was on my way; that made my day.

In the wake of the recent "Dividing Lines" series from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the underlying message of how people personally dislike others in our state more and more due to ideology, that encounter reminded me that this need not be the case.  Just because one is a conservative, that does not mean a liberal has to dislike the person.  And vice versa.  Or any versa.  We believe what we believe about policy, about society, but that does not keep us from being basically decent...from being human.

Perhaps this is more a characteristic of where we live.  You know the term "Minnesota Nice";  I always consider a more-apt description to be "Upper Midwestern Nice" to account for similar attitudes in the eastern Dakotas, northern Iowa and, of course, in plenty of Wisconsin.  My theory is that the origin of that attitude comes from the Scandinavian heritage that happens to cover that same expanse, but we have diversified enough that this "nice" attitude has become part of our culture at-large, no matter where your ancestors originated.  When I hear how people choose to entirely stop talking to others because of political differences, I wonder if that is more of a phenomenon in the southeastern part of the state -- a part that, subtle as it may be, is culturally different than western Wisconsin.

Whatever the reason, that convenience store encounter -- and the good relations I have with my conservative next-door neighbors -- show that we can be passionate about how we'd like to see the world go forward, even if our opinions are opposite.  Simply getting along in the rest of life accomplishes that goal of moving life forward quite well.

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
  1. vivia posted on 06/08/2014 10:43 PM
    Rolex daytona synthetic version is not merely one of the greatest watchmakers the globe gives you detected, despite this institution has also any very seriously entwined historical past alongside sporting. While in the 1930s, every one chronographs and even passenger cars were on their setting up distinct levels. replica watches Thru 1930, Rolex daytona synthetic version were getting chronographs. fake dior lady handbags At this point set about a long-term job rapport in the middle Rolex daytona synthetic version timepieces and even sporting. replica prada handbags Throughout 1935, Mister Malcolm Campbell, an absolute daredevil put up possessing a Rolex daytona synthetic version in your tricep / bicep become a member historical past thru conditions the globe real estate schedule file thru getting 484 kms or three kilometers per hour and perhaps! Rolex proves a delusion utilizing faultlessness when using the Cosmograph Daytona. replica fendi handbags The Rolex Daytona was initially which is designed to be the best appraisal applications into the racers in several stamina levels races. fake cartier watches With regards to principal hide minutes present allows for browsing as many as any consistency for 1/8th associated with a following. Several display gift for 3 together with 9 estimate when together with 60 minute block respectively.
  2. samuelm posted on 09/11/2014 12:03 AM
    gucci replica-Take a glimpse into the S/S 15 top five most influential trend themes of the season for women and young contemporary. From the freshest influences of the season seen with Avant Pop to the minimal designs pushing forward through Formula Solution, and the most feminine messages portrayed in La Vie en Rose for women - to the athletic references in Phys Ed and louis vuitton replica the bold prints of Tropical Kitsch for Young Contemporary - you are sure to be inspired by the themes forecasted for the upcoming season. A special report for WeConnectFashion members, courtesy of Fashion Snoops. Now for the first time ever, the full version of the trend reports are available for individual purchase in the WeConnectFashion Trend Shop.

    fake tag heuer-Here we highlight 13 most influential S/S 15 themes in Womenswear. Art is one of the freshest influences this season with Avant Pop, echoing our Visionary forecast. Sports Illustrated confirms that replica handbags uk athletic influence shows no sign of slowing with Sportsphere. Minimal designs push forward with two theme options - Formula Solution and Soft Minimalist. The Power 80s is the new decade of reference, while Paradise Strip puts the glamour back into retro, also confirming our Visionary report.
showing all comments