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Garden Woes

For the past few years my garden has been quite successful. Abundant harvests of cucumbers, sweet potatoes, herbs, and tomatoes – enough to satisfy our entire neighborhood (and then some). But this summer was different. The corn seeds wouldn’t sprout. After a second planting they looked healthy – until little black bugs sucked the juices Read More

White - red roses

Bragging Rights

I’ve become one of them.  You know, those people that pull out their phones to show pictures of the newest little ones.  Or worse yet, people showing multiple images depicting the progression of growth over that last few growth milestones.  You know those people.  You avoid bringing up conversations that give opportunity to brag.  Now, Read More