Author Archives: Karl Garson

Conservation, Keystone XL and Oil Trains

Published in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Link below. German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer observed, “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” Applied … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Marquette, the Rancher and Dick Contino

Published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Friday, January 10, 2014. http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/marquette-the-rancher-and-dick-contino-b99180466z1-239523371.html   Spend enough time around universities and the beginnings of semesters bring visitors that demand to be let in. And so, with Marquette University’s spring semester beginning on … Continue reading

Posted in 1950s, 1960s, entertainment news, Karl Garson, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Published, Wisconsin | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trees and the Light of the Winter Solstice

First published in the Wisconsin State Journal on Thursday, December 22, 2011. In Wisconsin one of the wondrous realizations the winter solstice season allows is our ability to see the structure of deciduous trees. There is no better place to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Peril Above Genoa

Genoa is a village on the Mississippi River in Vernon County, Wisconsin. The following essay on the environmental risks posed by the oil trains travelling along the shoreline of the Upper Mississippi states of Wisconsin and Minnesota was published in … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Water, Environment, Karl Garson, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nature, Published, Wetlands, Wisconsin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Peril Above Genoa

Genoa is a village on the Mississippi River in Vernon County, Wisconsin. The following essay on the environmental risks posed by the oil trains travelling along the shoreline of the Upper Mississippi states of Wisconsin and Minnesota was published in … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Water, Environment, Karl Garson, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nature, Published, Wetlands, Wisconsin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wisconsin’s February and the 2013 Mining Bill

To combat the symptoms of cabin fever that came packaged with this Wisconsin February I got out of the farmhouse and into the woods, an activity dating back to my childhood. My father was its chief proponent. We then lived … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Water, Environment, Nature, Published, Wetlands, Wisconsin, Wisconsin lakes, Wisconsin rivers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Groundhog Poet, Frederick Wadleigh West

Frederick Wadleigh West, the Groundhog Poet With Groundhog Day upon us once again it seems appropriate to offer a few words about Frederick Wadleigh West, the Groundhog Poet. West was born on February 2, 1867 in Darien, Connecticut. His father, … Continue reading

Posted in humor, Karl Garson, Nature, Published, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment