Mark Siegrist

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Commentator Mark Siegrist is a freelance television producer. Siegrist has produced documentaries on MPTV, including Milwaukee’s Muslim Faithful and Milwaukee’s Vowed Women of Faith.

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A longtime Milwaukee clergyman will be laid to rest today.  Lake Effect essayist Mark Siegrist says he was a man worth knowing, regardless of your faith tradition:

The Jesuits lost a good man the other day, a model priest, and patriot.

94-year old Father Larry Jonas passed away last Friday after making quite a presence in this world.

In fact that was one of his titles at Gesu Parish where he served as longtime associate pastor – The Minister of Presence. And boy was he good at it.

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Sometimes less is better. The simplicity of life. The Jesuits for example embrace the thought in their spiritual journey. It clears the clutter and helps one focus on the heart of the matter. Maybe St. Ignatius was thinking old school baseball when he came up with the idea. He certainly would have enjoyed himself this past weekend at Henry Aaron Field.

I’m talking Panther pride. UW-Milwaukee’s 3 game sweep of the Youngstown State Penguins.

Essay: Rodeo Pants

Aug 25, 2014
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So we’ve covered the academic aspect of education, the sustainability goals of one institution, but we’ve neglected another key area – back-to-school fashion, as it’s reflected in that all important kindergarten demographic.  Lake Effect essayist Mark Siegrist picks up the story from there:

It’s often said that every generation is different.

That’s only partly true.

Because here’s another expression.

What goes around comes around.

Let me explain.

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Lake Effect essayist Mark Siegrist learned a thing or two about icing when he took his own man-made structure out into the cold:

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Though the number of hotels and hotel rooms in downtown Milwaukee is growing, one hotel has remained front and center.

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If you missed the Brewers game yesterday, you missed your last opportunity to catch them at Miller Park this season. 

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Milwaukee’s lakefront is as representative of the city as the Art Museum, Miller beer or the Brewers. For essayist Mark Siegrist, who grew up here, that lakefront is Milwaukee at its most elemental: