“Baby I’m the Bottom, You’re the Top!”

“Baby I’m the Bottom, You’re the Top!”

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In keeping with what seems to be musical themes, this week I offer a line from Cole Porter. Nothing breaks me into song faster than Cole Porter music; it’s fun, witty with highly memorable tunes. If you’ve never seen the movie, “DeLovely” with Kevin Kline, take a peak some night when you are looking for something fun to watch. The old-fashioned Cole Porter songs are performed by many modern musical artists. This is first newsletter in a series ... Read more
A Seat at the Table…

A Seat at the Table…

Plants Tis The Season Whimsey
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls bloom.”      Marcel Proust This is the season we designate to celebrate abundance. Thanksgiving. Gratitude. At the top of my list this year is my shiny new mechanical hip that will allow me to garden, among other things, with more comfort. I give thanks to modern medicine, for living in a country where this surgery is possible, and ... Read more
“Read these Leaves…”

“Read these Leaves…”

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…is a line from a favorite Walt Whitman poem of mine called, “This is What You Shall Do.” Sounds rather like the 10 Commandments according to Walt Whitman, but the flavor is not all that different. Some of the remaining lines after the above are: “Read these leaves in the open air,  Every season of every year of your life…. ... Read more
Grow rich; Plant trees…

Grow rich; Plant trees…

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“Society grows rich when old men plant trees under whose shade they will never sit.” So says an Old Greek proverb. To me, this proverb is talking about hope. And overall, isn’t that what gardening is, in its essence? We plant and have hope plants will flower as the plant tag promises, bare fruit for our food to share with family and friends, hope for another day, and hope that someone after us will benefit from our labors. As art ... Read more