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Setting the Conditions, or, April in New England

The seasonal panic is palpable around here. The need to spring clean gardens and get the cold crops planted before the onset of whatever may happen next takes on a frenetic air. We gardeners stand erect outside of our caves … Continue reading

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Diagnosis: My dog and I are big fat chickens

 Self diagnosing has gone to the dogs. My dog, Molly, has PTSD. Since this past 4th of July, Molly has decided fireworks = bad, home = good. So, with the many celebrations that occur in our neighborhood, we pick and … Continue reading

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The dance is in full swing

Vacation-reno continues. The excitement over having the coffee maker on my bureau has replaced the joy of the toaster in my living room. My better half suggested that perhaps the coffee maker would be more convenient on a nightstand. To … Continue reading

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About knowing

My niece recently postulated that you cannot really know something until you do it. You can’t say you know how to eat well if you eat Twinkies for breakfast but know you should be eating oatmeal. Or, you can’t say … Continue reading

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What do poison ivy, the Edsel, and my first novel have in common?

“God is really only another artist.  He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat.  He has no real style.  He just goes on trying other things.”  ~Pablo Picasso A work horse of the art world, Pablo Ruiz Picasso did … Continue reading

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