Annie Dillard’s Nature Writing & the Women at Home

“What is important is anyone’s coming awake and discovering a place, finding in full orbit a spinning globe one can lean over, catch, and jump on. What is important is the moment of opening a life and feeling it touch–with an electric hiss and cry–this speckled mineral sphere, our present world.” As a reader and … More Annie Dillard’s Nature Writing & the Women at Home

Defining Nature

“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature (1836) Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote many reflections on what makes nature, nature. It’s true that when we think of the natural world, roads and skyscrapers don’t come to mind, but mountains, rivers, lakes, ocean, wildlife, vegetation. But, looking out a hotel window downtown … More Defining Nature

Chicago Recycling Tips

Navigating Chicago’s recycling rules can be tricky and time consuming. You want to be mindful of what you’re throwing away, but maybe you’ve never taken the time to learn what’s acceptable to recycle. It’s possible you’ve been causing more work for haulers and ultimately putting more into the landfill than you think. Below are the … More Chicago Recycling Tips