Author Archives: Karl Garson

Two Lives, St. Patrick’s Day and Economics

Published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (MJS) on Sunday, March 17, 2013. A link to the essay in the MJS Crossroads Section is provided below.   Charlie nailed it when he said, “I gotta move the liquor. To move the … 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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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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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 below. … Continue reading

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Gogebic Taconite and Our Wetlands

Published in the Green Bay Press Gazette under the headline “Gogebic’s iron mine should be examined from all angles.” A link to the commentary is provided below. Count on the debate over the permitting process that would allow Gogebic Taconite … Continue reading

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