I’m loving the world of ideas, these days.
Earlier this year I published a paper, “Resituating Nature: New Horizons for a Pesky Noun” in the online journal, Minding Nature. This journal is experimenting with adding a comments section to its articles, but so far not many people have taken them up on the opportunity. But the editor emailed me today that there have been a couple interesting responses to the paper.
One correspondent, Joe Phillips, writes a blog called “Dharma on the Farm: Meditations of an Urban Agriculturalist.” I don’t know much about him other than that he holds an MFA—I assume this is in creative writing because he indeed writes well—and coordinates an urban farm at a Montessori school in the heart of Chicago.
Joe composed a lengthy blog in response to my paper, and it was great fun reading the thoughtful reflections of someone who resonates with my ideas and is yet critical of parts of them, and who interprets the entire discourse in a different light, especially as it applies to plastic grass.
So here I am, writing a blog about a blog about my paper. And here’s the link to Joe Phillips’ thoughts about Resituating Nature. http://dharmaonthefarm.com/2016/03/29/the-true-nature-of-plastic-grass/
Journal of Natural Hist. Ed.
Natural History Institute
Center for Humans & Nature