Monday, May 23, 2011

One Story About One Small Farm Suggests Several Larger Questions

Karen Herzog, one of the fine writers at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who proves the value of the printed word and page, offers a quietly provocative feature about the values of one Dane County farmer and her small, 15-acre asparagus operation.

It made me wonder - - which is what a good journalist wants her readers to do : can the Walkerites - - busy at the Capitol re-arranging the state's legal and environmental regulations and reviews so that Wisconsin open space, even wetlands, can be mined, paved, drained, polluted willfully, subdivided and otherwise "developed" - - think very far from their partisan scheming and campaign fundraising, sit back quietly and  read a piece like Herzog's?

And give it some thought, say, as far as their next meal?

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