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Just Talking About…Cemetery Coyotes

February 18, 2018.  Taking a walk through Graceland Cemetery at Clark and Irving Park in Chicago we watched a coyote watching us.  At a distance of a hundred yards and in poor light, we could only see its outline—in profile … Continue reading

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Just Talking About…Two Versions of the American Boulevard

September 26, 2017.  Last summer my neighbor and I conspired to turn our shared boulevard (the strip of land between the sidewalk and the street in our Winona neighborhood parlance) from a crabgrass herbarium to a prairie.  We covered the … Continue reading

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Just Talking About…Greed and Abundance

October 18, 2015. We have an apple tree in the backyard. In spring, apple blossoms and their scent fill the eyes and nose, in summer, leafy shade gives cool comfort, and in the fall—ah, in the fall—apples in abundance. More … Continue reading

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Just Talking About…The Pope’s Idea of Integral Ecology, Part 1

Despite my distrust of the Catholic Church hierarchy (raised Lutheran, you know), I was really looking forward to Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter laying out his thoughts on the right relation between people and nature.  At over 40,000 words, laid out … Continue reading

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