Category Archives: Karl Garson

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

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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

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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

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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

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Stop the Tears for Newtown

Published in The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel in the on-line edition on January 8, 2013 and in the print edition on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. A link to the on-line essay is provided at the end of the text.   The horror … Continue reading

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Graduates Special? We Never Were.

Published in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on Friday, July 27, 2012 http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/graduates-special-we-never-were-7468g3f-163923646.html One summer afternoon in the ‘80’s my friend Jim said, “Our high school years were the last good years of our lives.” Jim and I were fending off desert … Continue reading

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Sgt. Bales and the Greatest Generation

Published in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on Friday, March 30, 2012. A link to the essay on the page appears below. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will live in our memories as the soldier accused of leaving his base in … Continue reading

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