Monthly Archives: January 2015

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Having been given the choice between being known as a decorated Marine combat veteran, or a peace veteran, I much favor peace. Far more courage and honor are required.

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Suddenly last summer

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Seed starting (heat mats)

I start all my herbs, flowers, and vegetables from seed because (1) there’s something magical in that, and (2) I don’t trust commercial seedlings for not having all manner of pests and diseases. Aphids alone can ruin an entire garden. … Continue reading

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At my age?

I just read somewhere on Huffington Post that men and women rarely have sex after 65, and never after 70. That gives me six months, and I intend to make the most of it..

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A thought

Sometimes memories sneak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks.

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Love from Mother Earth

I always grow flowers in the garden – flowers for picking, for the dinner table, for the bathroom counter, for the nightstand, for neighbors. America has wandered away from flowers, except for funerals and weddings. But what a joy it … Continue reading

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Evening walk

I take a dim view of winter, but will never tire of walking outside at night with the fragrance of wood smoke in the air.

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Christmas past

On a cold, monsoon day 48 years ago, my Marine company set in on a God-forsaken patch of hills called Phu Bai, south of the DMZ in Vietnam. We dug in best we could, amid the mortars and rain pouring … Continue reading

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The Pieman

Made two pies from scratch: apple and butternut squash. Apples are Northern Spy, an old baking variety, squash is organic from the garden. Crusts are with butter and lard, from the Fannie Farmer cookbook my mother gave me when I … Continue reading

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Resolution

My 2015 New Year’s resolution? Easy. Keep the dog alive so I can keep blaming my farts on him.

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