So because of the holiday I was a little late in reading this week’s Hoboken Reporter. There’s an ongoing fight being played out in the Letters to the Editor every week — should they have planted a bunch of trees in one of our parks here? I was amused to see this written in a letter from a 12-year-old girl who goes to nearby Mustard Seed School:

Due to the lack of play space we are not able to release enough energy to keep us focused for the rest of the school day. This causes stress for adults who are responsible for taking care of us, which is quite difficult when we are overflowing with energy.

OK. Either this was written by one of those parents who does science projects, too, or this child knows way too much about stress and energy.

They’re just trees, folks.