A teacher to my son told me, “I had two stubborn, willful sons. I admire how you handle it. I release you into that wilderness.”Read More
Is it in the air? The water? The planets' alignment? Who knows, but I have been having meaningful and real communication with people.
I took a break. It felt good. We went on a trip. It was good. The days before leaving were hell. Preparing packing battening down the hatches of a native plant nursery and other self-employment related items. Hell. Hellish.Read More
This time of year is a bit, just a little bit, like having, hmm, maybe a 4 month old baby or maybe a year old baby (Oh, just caught a typo...I wrote "a year old 'bear'. Wonder what that would be like.).Read More
Jared will catch me picking at my nails and give me a look. "I'm not stressing out, I'm picking the dirt from under my nails," I tell him. "Ok," he says.
I'll give him a dirty look next time he picks his nails. "My hands are really dried out now. Lots of hangnails," he tells me. "Ok," I say.Read More
I fixed the BCS. YEAH! I am resisting putting fixed in "". It was an easy fix, dang it I fixed it! One of the connections to the battery contacts was corroded. I scraped it down with a razor, and had empathy for my dental hygienist.Read More
Family business. The day can start sour or sweet.
Sour. Yesterday. Witness:
Dispute about where the precious beach plum (Prunus maritima) seedlings should go. Their needs include some sun, moderate moisture, and protection from the cold. They are sown in potting medium in two heavy-duty black plastic flats about 12" by 16".Read More
So, an introductory story, I had nothing. I usually turn an upcoming talk's topic over in my head again and again. I think of related stories and experiences. I think about painting images of places, of people, of plants, because my talks are about wild plants and people.Read More