Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Man Behind the Tree

While walking through Costco on our usual toilet paper/paper towel/tub o’ mixed nuts/AA battery shopping binge, I came upon a very attractive book mixed in with the Tom Clancys and the 153 or so shades of gray generally available there. … Continue reading

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A Requiem for Mr. Diggy

Way back when I bought my Practice Home, twenty years ago, I went to my local highfalutin’ nurseries and asked the experts: what are some plants that can tolerate full sun, full shade, lots of water, but also drought conditions? … Continue reading

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The Second Life Contest

The tree is down! I have never in my life had a Christmas tree stay up and decorated for so long–not when I was a kid, not when I was a bachelor, certainly not since I’ve been married. Christmas, and … Continue reading

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Yellow Lake

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A Theme Emerges

The interior of my home feels like it is covered in a light film of percussively distributed sputum. Is it phlegm-uary already? Most of our Christmas decorations are piled on the dining room table, save for the Christmas tree, left … Continue reading

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