Category Archives: Nature

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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The Winter Solstice is the Reason for the Season

Published in the Wisconsin State Journal on Saturday, December 10, 2011 Christ in Christmas fits within Christian systems of belief, not those held by two thirds of the world’s population that doesn’t believe the Jesus story. Nevertheless, during the time … 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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After Midnight, Early May

Early May is still two weeks off. But here at the farm the peepers have returned to chant the night. Of course, by day, resident Blue Herons arrive to hunt them around the pond and along the slough that drains … Continue reading

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