“Big D,” Dallas, Texas was our home until the toxic sprays which provide perfectly green lawns and bug-free homes,
schools, stores and restaurants put our sons and me in the hospital, causing my husband to determine, “We¹ve got
to get these boys out of here before this town kills them.” I am thankful to live in a city like Eugene where NCAP
(then, Northwest Coalition Against Pesticides; now, Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides) was such a
help to me in the late 1970s and whose influence has made Eugene a city in which one can live for the most part,
free from toxins in the food and the environment.
(Summer 2008)

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Index of Groundwaters contributions:
Volume 4 Issue 4 - “Strawberry and Madeleine, A Parable” (fiction)
Volume 5 Issue 2 - “Travelers Way; Wadi Samakh” (essay)
Volume 6 Issue 3 - “When to Play and When to Rest. That is the Question" (essay)
Volume 7 Issue 2 - “Our Readers Write" (Letter to the Editor); "Finn's Heart" (fiction)
Volume 7 Issue 3 - "The Gift of an Apology" (essay)
Paula Krug Keys
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