Category Archives: Wisconsin

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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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

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Race and the race for the White House

Published in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, under “Racism and the race: It seems that some can’t accept a black president.” I finished reading Alistair Cooke’s “The American Home Front: 1941-1942” during a recent flight to San … 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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The River, Here and There

Published in an edited version in the La Crosse Tribune on Friday, February 24, 2012 under the headline “Like life, river tough to control. The entire essay appears here. A link to the La Crosse Tribune’s edited version is provided … Continue reading

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