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Fischer, Joan (ed.) / Wisconsin people & ideas
Volume 52, Number 2 (Spring 2006)

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3 EDITOR'S NOTES 
4 UPFRONT 
Strange fiction from Bleak House, arts camp for grown-ups, and a new 
book on crazy love by Ron Rindo. 
49 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS 
"The Tao of Ice Fishing" won first prize for poet Thomas M. Toerpe
of 
Baileys Harbor. Read this work and more from Toerpe and our other 
winners, Paul Terranova and CX Dillhunt. 
63 IN MY WORDS: BIRTHING 
The drama, the trauma, the joy of entering this world. Our readers' 
stories include humans, cows, dogs, and sheep. 
70 MEET THE DONORS 
We thank the individuals and organizations that allow the Wisconsin 
Academy to flourish. 
72 INSIDE THE ACADEMY 
Executive director Michael Strigel introduces Thomas J. Boldt and 
Todd A. Berry, our new leaders in a time of growth. 
The Wisconsin Humanities Council is a proud 
sponsor of Wisconsin People & Ideas and provides 
content for a special section in each edition. 
2   SPRI NG  20 06  WISCONSIN    PE  OPLE  &  IDEAS 
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, 
Arts and Letters 
Officers of the Council 
President: Thomas Boldt 
Immediate Past President: James S. Haney 
Vice President of Sciences: Millard Susman 
Vice President of Arts: Ruth DeYoung Kohler 
Vice President of Letters: Sandra Adell 
Councilors-at-Large 
Leslie D. Alldritt 
Jim Armstrong 
Jennifer Bakke 
James Crow 
Michael Dombeck 
Mary Lynne Donohue 
Robert M. Goodman 
Doug Hastad 
Thomas Hefty 
M. D. "Mal" Hepburn 
Linda Honold 
George Kaiser 
Carol Knox 
Marianne Lubar 
John Mielke 
Ann Peckham 
Jim Perry 
Calvin Potter 
Rolf Wegenke 
Councilor-at-Large Emeritus: John Thomson 
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, 
Arts and Letters 
Officers of the Foundation 
President: Todd Berry 
Treasurer: Daniel Gelatt 
Secretary: Nancy Noeske 
Founder: Ira Baldwin 
Directors 
Thomas Boldt 
Marian Bolz 
Ody Fish 
Director Emerita 
Martha Peterson 
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