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Wisconsin People & Ideas

                        By age three everything’s in place.There’s a closet for storing languagewith all the nouns and verbs on hooks and hangersknowing their places, who comes first

I rummaged around in words all day,changing this one, discarding that one,snipping, pruning, and adding, a gardenerworking in a field of meaning flowers. 

The 100,000 watt transmitter at WOJB broadcasts up to 80 miles. Photo courtesy of WOJB.

A mighty voice emanates from a small place in northwestern Wisconsin.

Over the past few months our lives have taken a dramatic turn as vague concerns about the novel coronavirus shifted to the realization that we were facing a full-blown global pandemic.

All of the ash trees in my neighborhood are coming down. 

Dr. Merton gave Shelby Aronowitz bad news. The pain in her knee was osteosarcoma. They would have to amputate.

The voices were never voices, but more like the memory of sound—an echo off cavernous, sweating walls.

The main building of the Modine-Benstead Observatory houses a 16-inch telescope, observation deck, library, and meeting room. Photo by Justin Kern.

Eight times a year the Racine Astronomical Society invites the public to view the skies through two intricate telescopes housed at the Modine-Benstead Observatory.

Thomas J. Erickson Facebook Live reading slide

Join us live on Facebook to hear Thomas J. Erickson read a few poems, including his award-winning work, “November,” which won second-place in the Wisconsin People & Ideas 2018 Poetry Contest.

Interior James Watrous Gallery shot of the Collections & Connections exhibit

Building a specimen collection of plant, animal, and mineral resources was a matter of scientific interest and civic pride for the Wisconsin Academy’s 19th-century founders.

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