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MilwaukeeOnLineJournalOfSocialEnterprise.JohnLunz2005February - “Milwaukee Color Line 1940s”
Iím a year-round biking commuter finding thatís the best way to get around without the hassle of parking, or of waiting for the buses that never seems to arrive! Iím a native Milwaukeean, leaving only between í55 and í60 when I served aboard a destroyer in the US Navy, an experience that taught me the basics of what became my career, and which satisfied (partially) my hunger for travel which Iíve had since seeing my first maps!
After service I studied electrical engineering at MU while working at night as a technician on test equipment for missile systems at what was then AC Spark Plug., and then in corporate research at A. O. Smith where I stayed for some nineteen years. During that time I earned my masters degree in electrical engineering at UW-M.
In í81 I started teaching at MSOE in the evening, and continued that while working for AB (Rockwell Automation) between í84 and í98 when I retired from Rockwell and started teaching full-time as a retirement job!
My wife and I were long active in environmental groups, including volunteer land steward work at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, prairie and woodlands restoration in Glendale, and have been active in the Milwaukee County Conservation Coalition (MCCC). It was through MCCC that I became involved with Preserve Our Parks and with the Park People, organizations dedicated to preserving and protecting our parks from everything from invasive species to short-sighted politicians who would sell off our remaining green space for the sake of an ephemeral balanced budget!