The pale moon rises

by Jeanne Arnold.  Two of Barbara Lindquist’s many poems from her book are Rowdy and Laughing I don’t write too much, anymore,  only when I have to — only when compulsion drives me. I like to internalize, to let the words walk around inside of me, to shake hands with one another, become new friends until they start to like one another and begin to sing and dance and annoy the neighbors until they spill out onto the street of paper rowdy and laughing and human and right. And Stars and…

Diane Lange 

Sing Out about  this UNsung Woman  June, 2022  Sponsored by ArtRoots,  a Writer in Residence Project  June 2022  Submitted by  By Natalie Chulew and Tom Rutkowski  “From her early days as a member of the Central American Solidarity Committee to her many years as a County Supervisor, Diane Lange has always led by example, and…

Mildred Arnold & the Women’s Trade Union League

 Inspiring the Racine’s 4th of July Parade <<<<<>>>>>  Sing Out about these UNsung Women from the past Submitted by Jeanne Arnold Racine’s July 4th Means Goodwill W.C. “Tex” Reynolds, a civic leader and daily columnist for the Racine Journal-Times, granted me an interview in 1953 for a UW-Wisconsin Madison journalism term paper. (I got an A+ but who…

From Jeanne Arnold

There will be a brief delay in this week’s publication due to internet issues. Thank you for your patience.-Mary Nelson for Jeanne Arnold.

Elaine Marie Kinch

Sing Out about One UNsung Woman June, 2022 Sponsored by ArtRoots, a Writer in Residence Project Submitted by Mark M Giese Elaine Kinch is an advocate on behalf of the human rights of all, especially those whose rights are neglected or denied, and we celebrate her volunteer work for over fifty years. Starting in the 1980s,…

Medicine, moonshine & morphine

Rowdy tales from the past  Medicine needed mechanics and muscle           by Jeanne Arnold from her 1972 Journal Times interview You need medicine, mechanics and muscle when Dr. Walter C. Roth, age 80, began practicing medicine in 1916. If you didn’t have medicine, you thought of home remedies. If you didn’t have the equipment, you built it. “I…

Mercedes Dzindzeleta

Sing Out about  this UNsung Woman Sponsored by ArtRoots,  a Writer in Residence Project January to June 2022 Submitted by Jody Spencer Because she has tirelessly worked as a volunteer for Racine and for the environment, Jody Spencer nominated Mercedes Dzindzeleta as an Unsung Woman’s honoree. “Mercedes deserves recognition for her years of hard and dedicated…

Abortion foes & more

By Jeanne Arnold The Journal Times reporter pulled it all together:  “Gruesome images of aborted fetuses on poster-sized picket boards made it difficult to ignore when pro-life demonstrators of the Missionaries of the Preborn picketed outside Planned Parenthood’s local offices.”  Protesting the picketers in Racine in 1979 A Preborn picketer shouted at us: “Murder is disgusting,…

Butterfly kisses

By Jeanne Arnold Little Black youngsters held hands and followed their pre-school teacher up the escalators with a helping adult plus me bringing up the rear. Quiet. Careful. Alert to what was ahead, they and I listened to the teacher on how to enjoy the butterflies and how to protect them. As soon as I…

Diane Wilson

Sing Out about  this UNsung Woman May, 2022 Sponsored by ArtRoots,  a Writer in Residence Project January to June 2022  Submitted by  Nick Ramsey Morning Glory MuffinsDuring the month of May, a great deal of us plan special events to honor our mothers. This May, I’d like to channel my inner bird and sing a…