Monthly Archives: October 2013

Do this

DO this. Just do it. Don’t argue with Uncle Peter. (And Susan, this means you.) Go to your local farmers’ market and buy maybe 10 garlic bulbs. Never mind what kind; just buy them, and separate them into cloves. Then … Continue reading

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Oops.

I just had one of those awkward moments where I wasn’t sure if I actually had some free time, or was just forgetting everything.

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Mr. Fruitstand

Now, this is the truth. Back in the Haight-Asbury days, hippies gave their kids names such as “Sunday Blueberries” (true; I knew the kid).  When their little tots hit school age, though, the parents went up-scale, moving to the likes … Continue reading

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“Hold on,” the ladies said. “We’re not ready!”

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The accounting

 A recent NY Times piece relates the work of two men of the cloth, one Protestant, one Catholic, who ministered to the likes of Hermann Goering and Rudolph Hess during the war crime trials at Nuremburg Prison in 1946. Both … Continue reading

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Free gift.

Sometimes, it’s just the littlest things you do. Years ago, having just moved to Nashville, TN for a wonderful publishing job, I was driving down I-40 suddenly feeling lost, alone, and cut off from all my friends, when a young … Continue reading

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A thing for which I have no word.

This notion of fear came up the other day in a discussion with friends, and I was reminded of a time about three years ago when Bride discovered she had about a day to live. I asked her if she … Continue reading

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Sign of activity

One sure indication that I’ve been at it again, making soups and such out the farm harvest, is the need for a bath towel on the kitchen floor — and maybe bits of celery leaf splattered all over the ceiling … Continue reading

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Fresh air

I don’t know what God and our Constitution have to say about these fellows such as Mr. Snowden who traipse around the world with their pockets full of secrets, but I do know that a room can get awfully stuffy if you … Continue reading

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Rose rugosa

Rosa rugosa, the wild rose. The beach rose. So many thorns and no stem but such a fragrance. And rose hips of jelly fame. And what do they cost? Nothing of course. Another gift from Mother, for which nothing is … Continue reading

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