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May 12, 2014

The environment isn’t a view; it’s a reality

I grew up in Illinois, on the edge of a ravine that was home to lots of poison ivy. One spring when I was a kid, some poison ivy emerged right at the foot of the back stairs. Every morning and every night, when I went down those stairs to make sure the rabbits had food and water, I checked the poison ivy. Green leaves, slight reddish stems, just growing.

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