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By Joe Block 

Around the Block


May 16, 2019

Note: The following was written in 1999, just a few months after I was first hired as a reporter.

The Hallucinatory Lament of a Tired Journalist

Odd karma in Wisconsin tonight.

It’s a 30-mile burn from Wisconsin Dells to Adams/Friendship, a town barely hanging on in the vast prairie. Industry left long ago, the docks 10 miles west of the city on the Wisconsin River are silent, and a single cardboard box plant employs most of the residents. It’s a lonely drive, 30 miles straight north on a relentlessly flat road that parallels the river, which lies out of sight to the west. 30 miles o...

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