Category Archives: Environment

Of Trees, Mines and Our Wisconsin Earth

Published in the Wisconsin State Journal on Thursday, January 19, 2012 with the headline: “Don’t roll dice on environment.” A link to the essay is provided below. One of the most vivid memories I retain from flying out of the Naval … Continue reading

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Trees and the Light of the Winter Solstice

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 understand … Continue reading

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Four Addresses for Our Future

By now the commencement speakers have delivered their varying degrees of wisdom to America’s eager classes of 2011. With those words to guide them, the new crop of college and university graduates who weren’t plugged into iTunes or engaged in … Continue reading

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The Splendor of Natural Water

Published in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on Friday, May 13, 2011 The Splendor of Natural Water by Karl Garson I grew up north of Port Washington, along Lake Michigan, in the village of Cedar Grove. Viewed through the sfumato with which … Continue reading

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The Land Shows Us the Way Back

Published in The Wisconsin State Journal on May 6, 2011 Land Shows Us the Way Back by Karl Garson “He’s overeducated,” is a sentence I hadn’t heard in a long time until I wandered recently into a local convenience store … Continue reading

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Demagogue shouldn’t delay clean water rule

Published in the Wisconsin State Journal  on April 16, 2011 Demagogue shouldn’t delay clean water rule (What will our children live on?)  by Karl Garson Spring election day, Tuesday, April 5, was a good day to be alive in Wisconsin, especially if … Continue reading

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