Standing up for my home

Trees by Sergeant Joyce Kilmer 165th Infantry (69th New York), A.E.F. I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose lovely mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree thatContinue reading “Standing up for my home”

The opposite of green

I work in an office complex in the suburbs of Chicago. It’s just across the street from a forest preserve, and I like the quasi-natural feeling that this affords. The building itself even has LEED certification, which means that it once passed a set of guidelines for a low environmental impact. But any illusions thatContinue reading “The opposite of green”