Category Archives: A to D

Ode to February in the Colorado Rockies at 9,000 ft.

Shovel out the chicken coop, Shovel out the truck, And shout it to the mountaintop, Oh, W  T  F….! (We declared victory and moved back to Cape Cod.)

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Compost tumbler

Would you believe what a compost tumbler costs today?  About $200 or more. Jeez. But you can build one for about $35, and that’s my idea of a good time. The first thing to do is locate a 55-gallon plastic … Continue reading

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Angels

Janet, when she was a neighbor and not yet my wife, gave my daughter Elsa a print that stated, “Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.”

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Ceiling food

So here’s the deal. You’re a parent with little darlings running around, and one day you walk through the kitchen and notice stuff stuck to the ceiling above the kitchen table. Finding out what it is is a lot easier … Continue reading

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Aches and pains

If this is the result of passionate sex, do nothing. Lie back, enjoy the glow, and take a nap. If it’s from gardening, splitting firewood, or chasing your dog around the neighborhood, draw a hot bath, as hot as you … Continue reading

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Adults

When you begin to stop planting seeds, stop asking questions, stop laughing, stop getting down on the floor to play with young children, stop looking up at stars, stop believing in magic and miracles, stop being spontaneous and flexible, and … Continue reading

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Apples

This I tell you: Don’t buy store apples. Buy trees, heirloom varieties like Northern Spy, Esopus Spitzenberg, Wolf River, Rhode Island Greening, Roxbury Russets. Now these are apples like you’ve never tasted. You won’t find them in a store because … Continue reading

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