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M y heart fluttered a bit earlier this year upon learning that Chloris Lowe, Jr., would be this year’s recipient of the 2023 Nancy Hamill Winter Conservation Leadership Award given annually by … more
Adulting is hard. As a person in their middle twenties, I’m not a novice when it comes to adulting, but I’m not an expert either. If I were to rank my adulting by martial arts … more
When I opened the gate, Emily Huppert and I quickly bonded over the smell of sun-dried sheets. She had stretched a line from tree to tree where the clothes were drying in the warm wind. The day … more
H appy Earth Day, earthlings! This week, the Galena Green Team is giving you a quiz to check your climate savvy. No worries, we won’t tell if you google the information and the answers can … more
How do you organize thoughts and reflections of a career that spans nearly 46 years–more than half your life? How do you neatly put into compartments the range of experiences and emotions? I … more
T his coming Sunday is circled in red on my calendar. My friend, Sarah Purcell, will be giving the program for the Galena-Jo Daviess County’s Historical Society’s annual meeting at The … more
Yesterday, I popped a CD of Mahler’s 8th Symphony into my dusty CD player. I opened up my front windows to air out my home with the fresh air of spring. I had my morning tea at a table that … more
O n a recent trip to Ireland with his daughter, Roger Redington couldn’t help noticing the degraded condition of the soils in the agricultural fields–a condition brought on by hundreds of … more
“Late at night while you’re sleepin’, poison hemlock comes a-creeping, around….” With apologies to the Coasters and Leiber and Stoller A frightening plant has … more
It’s a wonderful Sunday morning here in Santiago, Chile. The time changed last night going back an hour as this South American country prepares for its winter months. Instead of being two hours … more
Hello, my name is Jen Martin. I live in Stockton, IL. I was born on July 22, 1980. I grew up in Rockton, IL. I graduated from Hononegah High School in June of 2001. I have been employed at The … more
Around here, the Civil War is never far away. Nine generals, a Medal of Honor recipient, the Lead Mine Regiment, cemeteries across the county dotted with Civil War soldiers’ graves, statuary, … more
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