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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

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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

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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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My Father, the Snob

Published in the Wisconsin State Journal on Saturday, March 3, 2012, under the headline “Santorum thinks my dad is a snob.”  A link to the essay is provided below. In the spring of 1957, near the end of my junior … Continue reading

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Doug Moe Column About Karl Garson

This column by Doug Moe appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal, on Sunday, April 3, 2011. Doug Moe: Karl Garson a rare breed I will go anywhere and talk to anybody about horse racing — especially this time of year, … Continue reading

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April is Poetry Month

April is Poetry Month. If you enjoy poetry, or if you’d like to begin to experience the insights that poetry may offer, go to the link below to sign up for Knopf’s Poem-a-Day. It’s a free service and after you sign … Continue reading

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The Voices That Won’t Fade

Published in the The Wisconsin State Journal on March 28, 2011 as “Unwelcome voices just won’t fade.” The Voices That Won’t Fade  by Karl Garson  I associate November 22, 1963 with Pensacola, Florida and March 16, 2011 with Dodgeville, Wisconsin. … Continue reading

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