Vol. 13    No. 24
NOVEMBER 26, 2018
Editor's Corner
Reflections
by Jonathan Gramling      
Asian
Wisconzine
by Heidi M. Pascual
Our Stories
Columns & Features
CENTERSPREAD
                                               Giving Thanks
BACKPAGE
The Naked
Truth
by Jamala Rogers
By the time The Hues’ readership peruses this column — I always hope — Thanksgiving and all of the weekend football games will have come and gone. And while I
got the chance to spend a few hours with my son and extended family at my sister Anne’s house, always a good time, almost all of the four days of the Thanksgiving
weekend were spent focused on a book that I am helping to edit and then on getting this issue of The Hues completed and sent to the printer on Monday, November
26th.

Nonetheless it is very important to give thanks to those who help you get the job done and to live your life with a modicum of quality. And on this day, I have to first
say thanks to Diane O’Dair and all of the folks at Wingra Press because unless they do a great job at printing a beautiful paper, no matter what we do on our end, it
won’t be beautiful. There is an art form to blending four basic colors to get an infinite variety of colors and for people’s faces to actually look realistic and not like
green creatures from Mars. I am especially grateful because I was/am two hours late in meeting my press time and they graciously will fit me in today. If we didn’t
get printed today, it would have been a week before they could fit us in. Thanks Diane!

I am grateful for Heidi Pascual, our associate editor who performs her duties maintaining our website and formatting our classified ads and Happening sections. I see
Heidi every 2-3 years, on average, because she has lived in The Philippines for the past eight years. And yet she is rarely late with her sections and is someone I can
count on — she has my back — without saying a word. I am blessed that I don’t have to supervise Heidi and she still gets her quality work done every two weeks
and has been doing that for almost 13 full years. Heidi, you’re a gem.

I am grateful to Hedi Rudd for all of the color that she has brought into the paper through her photos as our staff reporter during 2018. They definitely make a
contribution.

The Capital City Hues would not have become the newspaper it is today without the 11 partners who make up the partnership board and make the major decisions
about the paper. Heidi and I are two of the partners. One of our partners was the late LaMarr Billups who died a little over seven years ago. At our annual partnership
meeting held November 12th at Buraka on Williamson Street — we always hold them at restaurants owned by or managed by people of color — we raised a glass to
toast LaMarr. His true contributions to Madison went mainly unnoticed, which is the way that LaMarr intended it to be. --
READ MORE
Keeping Babies Safe