Jen’s Greens Grow Op

February 8, 2024 greenzine 0

PATRICIA REMY – For years now, I have been promising myself to grow my own leafy greens. In summer it’s simple. Swiss chard thrives in my garden plot. Larger pots of lettuce grow on the deck. This year I began harvesting carrot greens. Aster stems, Queen Anne’s lace stems and […]

HIPPO proposes … Unmentionables

February 8, 2024 greenzine 0

Translated from the HIPPO by Patricia Remy Sometimes I don’t sleep very well. That happened yesterday. It was not the beautiful half-moon which kept me awake; hippos graze during the night. I love to see the moonlight refracted off the dew-bespeckled blades of grass. No, it was my daytime reverie, […]

HIPPO Ponders

December 18, 2023 greenzine 0

Translated from the HIPPO by PATRICA REMY Don’t dare dismiss me as a dumb animal or just another pretty face. I have something to say to you humans. I’m not just a hippo. I’m HIPPO. COP28 is the latest human endeavour in self-deception. This time ’round they called it “The […]

An Environmentally More Gentle Disposition of the Deceased – update

October 27, 2023 greenzine 0

PATRICIA REMY – Interest in “green” burials and methods of disposition of the deceased has continued to rise. The Greenzine reported on this topic twice recently: in December 2022 with The Ecological Disposition of the Deceased and in September of the same year with Aquamation. Because of increasing environmental awareness, […]

HIPPO Inquires

October 20, 2023 greenzine 0

Translated from the HIPPO by PATRICIA REMY Grandma. How little I would be aware of things past if not for her stories. I didn’t know Gran personally. But my mother told me about her, how some climate activists rescued her from evil humans called poachers. She landed in a zoo […]

Climate Grief Is Different

October 14, 2023 greenzine 0

PATRICIA REMY – Greenzine readers are a well-informed audience. Many of you will be familiar with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s description of the facets (originally named “phases”) of grief. She identified denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance as the experiences comprising mourning. “Facets” is an unofficial yet more fitting term than “phases”, […]

Hitler, Stalin, And Hunka: What Would I Have Done?

October 10, 2023 greenzine 0

A Question Posed by Current Events PATRICIA REMY – What I am missing in the entire discussion around the issue of greeting a so-called Ukrainian war hero-cum-Nazi in Parliament, is an assessment of the context. Jaroslav Hunka was born in 1925. This was around the time when Stalin became the […]

Weed Salad for Beginners

October 3, 2023 greenzine 1

PATRICIA REMY – A friend of mine has a really great garden. Her harvest of potatoes was impressive. She began planting fruit trees several years ago. This fall she had a nice load of apples. Like her I have a constant supply of my own leafy greens in summer, lettuce […]

Hippo Hypothesises

September 20, 2023 greenzine 1

translated from the Hippo by PATRICIA REMY So I am wallowing in my pond again. As I’ve said, I lead a comfortable life. Food is no problem; here at the zoo I get regular, healthy meals. Company is a bit sparse; there are only two other females in my school […]

Hippo Speaks

July 14, 2023 greenzine 0

translated and transcribed from the Hippo by PATRICIA REMY Hi! I’m Hippo. I live at an city zoo. It’s o.k. there. When I was a cute little calf, people said “sooo adorable”. Now I’m an adult and in appearance somewhat threatening. This photo gets my good side, though, don’t you […]