Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Do You Ever Think About Death? Barbie Asks. Here Are Answers About How to Go With Grace


Even our girl “Barbie” thinks about the inevitable.

For me, I love life so very much, I am compelled to think of our mortality.  Death. 

At the same time, I’m befuddled why more folks refuse to even entertain the thought of dying.  After all, it’s gonna happen to all of us. Guaranteed.

I started writing this post a few weeks ago. I admit that even for me, a writer and advocate of dialing up the death dialogue, it’s curious it took me until my father’s death anniversary to actually  complete it.


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Wednesday, August 16, 2023

How to Order, Grow, & Harvest Organic, Magical Garlic; Plus Homegrown Recipe From One of NY's Best Chefs


I’ll argue that few plants can match garlic ~ worshiped for its beauty, ease of growth, variety, its performance as a culinary chameleon, and captivating history. 

Garlic has been used as money, food, an aphrodisiac, and magic… 

Garlic gave strength and courage to athletes and warriors, protected maidens (!) and kept out blood-thirsty vampires & witches, and the black plague. Come on ~ you can’t ask more from a plant. Now is the time to order for next year. 

Here’s how we grow and harvest these aromatic bulbs.  

Thursday, August 10, 2023

How Do You Celebrate National Book Lovers Day? My Book Invitations for Reading with the Season


“If you have a garden and a library, you have all you need.” Cicero.

Whether you consider yourself a bookworm as I do (so Cicero, no? ~ nesting the garden together with the book-as-moniker) or a bibliophile or bookaholic or lectiophile ~ there’s an official day to express your ardor: National Book Lovers Day.

While the literary event is now celebrated globally; like a true mystery, its origin and creator remain unknown to date…

What I do know is that I’ve come to recognize that I read a wee bit differently in each season. Do you read with the seasons? 

Let’s talk books.