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Global climate change is a serious issue that becomes more serious with each passing day.

My favorite passage from Mark Twain’s Life on the Mississippi is the part in which Twain writes about learning from his river boat pilot how to “read the water.”

My garden is usually a source of pleasure, but in early June the weird events in my favorite little space left me unsettled. I’ve been tending the same front-yard garden for more than 25 years, and I’ve never seen an aster bloom in June.

One morning a few weeks ago, on the way to the office of my friend and colleague John Huston, I stopped at a local café to get us a few cups of java to go.

Living in these turbulent times, many of us seek a space where civil discussion is the status quo, a place where substantive ideas—rather than personality or political spin—are the norm rather than exception.

Why should you join us in celebrating the election of seven new Wisconsin Academy Fellows this November 6?

A lot of folks have asked me what the wheel spoke-like emblem on our Wisconsin Academy logo and Wisconsin People & Ideas masthead represents.

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