On the left the view South... on the right the view North: the latter shows a row of giant 100' plus poplar trees shot from the farmer's field of lush soybeans looking towards my lakefront home; the trees were planted over 70 years ago by grandparents in a barren field to mark the property line. Pivot 180 degrees looking North is a 500 ' industrial wind turbine that went up seemingly over night and will remain there for the next 20 years ( along with 400 more, visible over 15 miles away). This is the/our /my new rural skyline in South Western Ontario, akin to the proliferation of McDonald's arches in a city? The so called 'greening' of our rural skyline is a good thing? Or appearances are deceiving? Segue to the Brave Brown Bag: this appearance has integrity, we humbly submit - an improvement on it classic paper ancestor. Not so sure about that view North…. On Monocle - monocle.com/radio/shows/the-urbanist/ the Canadian architect Moshe Safdie is interviewed about his new Skypark in Singapore. www.designboom.com/architecture/marina-bay-sands-hotel-singapore/ A vast 390 metre long park of greenspace plunked on a highrise rooftop, the 8th wonder of the world, a seeming improvement of the barren cement that it replaced. Fast forward 2033 ,perhaps Mr. Safdie will have an imaginative idea for repurposing these 500' fans!