The moon was pink for awhile Tuesday night. My garden was well-watered, if not well-weeded, and I sat by open windows enjoying late breezes bringing the smell of warm rosemary to my desk. I’ve been making pen and ink drawings …

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Fall Festivals and Plants That Thrive

Now that the blasted heat has broken and we’ve gotten the start of Fall rains, things have eased, haven’t they? Just yesterday, as I was walking down Vine Street after picking up some art supplies at Suders, I noticed people …

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A Book for a Political Summer

Anybody else getting tired of the phone calls asking for money for various political campaigns? Being in a swing state, and in a particularly swingish county, has ramped up the attention, hasn’t it? No matter what our individual political stripe …

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The Weeds Will Always Be With Us

It’s been a rough week in the neighborhood – not because anything particularly bad happened, but because I was in neighborhoods more than schools this past week and reminded of how tough life is. Our neighborhood gardens are built strongly …

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