Category Archives: Wisconsin

Kettle Moraine Camping

I still get the Story Worth Questions, even if I do not always write answers. This one asked me to describe my first camping trip. It is below. The first time I went camping was in when my HS friend … Continue reading

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Are you proud of your ethnic heritage? My Story Worth.

Odd question and I had to think about it for a little while, but no – I am not proud of my ethnic heritage. Let me explain. Germans My mother’s family thought they were German. I say “thought” because my … Continue reading

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Hard work on a hot day

Maybe I am just getting too old for all this, but I blame the heat. It got up to 94 degrees today with high humidity. It is hard to work in that. I cut paths for almost four hours and … Continue reading

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The joy of being bullied

This week’s edition of “Story Worth” Did you have any serious accidents as a child? My regret about the many accidents I had as a kid was that the emergency hospital did not give out frequent flyer points, but I … Continue reading

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Down the middle of America

Heading home from Baraboo right down the middle of Wisconsin and Illinois. Got my last slice of Rocky Roccoco and headed south and east. My first photo shows the Wisconsin River flowage, Lake Wisconsin. You go slower on the country … Continue reading

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Trains, ships & Medusa Cement

We noticed when we were in Oak Park and Elmhurst that many trains went by on at-grade tracks. Trains are a key to our prosperity, but they are largely out of sight. America has the worlds best freight train network, … Continue reading

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Leopold landscapes

Taking advantage of my pilgrimage to the Aldo Leopold place, I stopped off in Madison. Always liked it there and Madison formed the backdrop for lots my thinking. I studied Greek and Latin. I forgot both, but the discipline of … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Nature

Old growth forest in Milwaukee Cudahy nature center is actually in Oak Creek, just off College Avenue. I started coming here sometime in the early 1970s, before it was a nature center and before Milwaukee County owned it. I used … Continue reading

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Wet trails at Kettle Moraine

When you get completely wet, and can’t get any wetter, you no longer dread getting wet. That happened to my feet at least. And there is a real charm in walking in the woods in the rain, even when the … Continue reading

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Working with Aldo Leopold

I am in Baraboo at a two-day seminar at the Aldo Leopold Foundation. Leopold is the founder of an important stream of conservation, although I am not sure he would have taken credit for it. Leopold’s “land ethic” is both … Continue reading

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