Check out my article in the new SIDEBURN Magazine

I’m excited to have work in the latest edition of SIDEBURN Magazine. The article I wrote and photographed, High School Mechanical, is about the students and mentors of The Iron Angels building and racing a motorcycle. They are the first all-female team participating in the Build Milwaukee Moto Mentor Program. Print and digital copies can be purchased here.

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The Bradford Beach Brawl Motorcycle Race in Milwaukee

The Bradford Beach Brawl Motorcycle Race in Milwaukee from Ed Makowski on Vimeo.

 

For the Harley-Davidson 115th anniversary, sand volleyball courts were transformed into a flat track oval. So much fun!

Motorcycle Beach Race in Milwaukee

The motorcycle beach race in Milwaukee was super fun yesterday. Bradford Beach was transformed into a racetrack for the Harley-Davidson 115th anniversary celebration and motorcycle racers spun around on the flat track sand oval. This was put on by The Race of Gentlemen, but also featured contemporary twins racing as well. From what I understand, this was their first time trying to race and turn these vintage bikes – not just drag race in a straight line on the beach.

Remembering Longtime UW-Milwaukee Professor Steve Lemere

Steve Lemere Picture

Characters are inconvenient. We all love to regale our friends with stories of the characters we’ve known. But in the moment, characters can be frustrating, difficult – they make our lives work. For many students in graphic arts at UW-Milwaukee, Steve Lemere was a character.

Click here to read my piece remembering Steve Lemere – friend, neighbor, and longtime UW-Milwaukee graphic design professor who died recently.

Longtime Nessun Dorma Employee Purchases Bar/Restaurant

Emily Park Sutrick of Nessun Dorma
New Nessun Dorma owner Emily Park-Sutrick

Check out my article about Milwaukee bar/restaurant Nessun Dorma. Longtime employee Emily Park-Sutrick purchased the business in spring and has been putting her trademarks on the Riverwest location while continuing what that has made the business a local favorite. One of the things I love seeing when I stop in is the use of ever changing chalk art, such as here below:

Mystery Rodent Scurrying Near the Milwaukee River

Near the Milwaukee River, we saw what I first thought was a Muskrat, my son thought was a baby Beaver.

It turned out to be a Groundhog, also called a Woodchuck. Woodchuck babes are called “chucklings.” These large rodents are native to the area, and if you’re not worried about holes in your lawn, they’re quite fun to watch.

Short Little Poem

There’s an old adage about never trusting a skinny chef. I guess that same train of thought led me to this little poem fragment. Now if I could only find those glasses I never wear…