Both Sides of the Fence

A Tosa resident since 1991, Christine walks the dog, cooks but avoids housework, writes and reads, and enjoys the company of friends and strangers. Her job takes her around the state, learning about people's health. A Quaker (no, they don't wear blue hats or sell oatmeal or motor oil), she has been known to stand on both sides of the political and philosophic fence at the same time, which is very uncomfortable when you think about it. She writes about pretty much whatever stops in to visit her busy mind at the moment. One reader described her as "incredibly opinionated but not judgmental." That sounds like a good thing to strive for!

Fox 6 discovers Wauwatosa


 I'll admit to not watching Fox news. But tonight was American Idol, so I just hung around long enough to discover that tonight's breaking news was all about Wauwatosa.

The lead story: we're running out of road salt, and when the next storm comes, Tosa crews will only salt the intersections.

The feature story: adorable tots at Ebenezer Child Care Center on Innovation Drive are making Valentines cards for soldiers. That's a curious name for a child care center. After all, Ebenezer was the name of a battlefield where the Israelites and the Philistines duked it out a few times, somewhere "between Mizpah and Shen." But I digress.

As I write this, the news has shifted to stories about celebrity pregnancies (Britney Spears?! Can it be??!!?), Brett Favre's house, and "pulled pork" on the freeway. I jump to the Fox 6 website to find out where the spillage took place, and while I can't determine if it's a local story or just another pork story, I uncover another important story:

Adolescent pregnancy isn't a modern invention, it occurred in dinosaurs millions of years ago.

Medullary bone, a type of tissue present in modern birds when they are developing eggs, has been found in three dinosaur fossils, researchers report in Monday's online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The dinosaurs were aged 8, 10 and 18, indicating they reached sexual maturity earlier than previously thought.

Scandalous. But at least we aren't talking about Tosa dinosaurs. These lived in the city of Milwaukee. I'm almost certain.

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