We lawyers are by and large an opinionated lot. One seldom meets an attorney who doesn’t have well-defined views of the world, and I’m no exception. Luckily I have had the good fortune to have The Back Page as a forum to express my thoughts, and I have really enjoyed writing it. My career as an environmental attorney has been a fascinating one, and The Back Page has given me the opportunity to opine on many of the interesting issues I have dealt with in my work. Our fabulous NR&E Editor-In-Chief, Christine LeBel, gave me The Back Page several years ago to do with as I saw fit, and I thank her for trusting me with the job.