Alan Dugan: On the Liquidation of Zoology

We put the mountains in the valleys, the oceans in the deserts, and paved the world flat. The botanical trash was burned, and life put in its place: zoos. In this way we cleaned up in honor of the flat out continuity of the green glass sea and walked on it like Christ in horrorContinue reading “Alan Dugan: On the Liquidation of Zoology”

Green is the New Holy

Many, many years ago my Aunt Heather and Uncle Brian were talking to my parents about their experiences with environmentalism within their conservative Christian church. The specifics of that conversation have been long lost to the mists of time, but my Aunt’s frustration as she spoke of her church is still clear. “I try toContinue reading “Green is the New Holy”

Beautiful earth: Mary Oliver's poem, again

I’m going to be obnoxious and start by asking you to read this out loud, or at least under your breath, because half of its pleasures are in the rhythms and rhymes. What Was Once the Largest Shopping Center in Northern Ohio Was Built Where There Had Been a Pond I Used to Visit EveryContinue reading “Beautiful earth: Mary Oliver's poem, again”