I’m presenting at the Nature Matters conference at York University in October, and the deadline for registration is coming up right away. I need to send my cheque and registration in tomorrow, so I did what I always do when I’ve got something important to remember — write it on a note and put it in my little yellow gizmo for holding important papers. This gizmo sits right by my computer, so there is no chance I won’t see whatever note sits there. I scribbled this note this morning before breakfast, not really thinking about anything more than the fact that I am, once again, doing this sort of thing at the last minute. I kept glancing at the note as I worked today though, and each time I looked at it I noticed that it read more and more like a declaration than a reminder. Yes, nature does matter!