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cynthia-brian's picture
Nov.08.2010
"Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.'"             William Hazlitt, 1778-1830, Essayist   An Arabian proverb states that he who has health has hope and he who...
jules-jacob's picture
Nov.05.2010
Animated is code for happily inebriated in my family. My husband, RJ changed the meaning when he described me as animated on our second date.  Our first date was a blind date. (Maybe that explains it.) Animated is three to five drinks away from drunk. In our family, drunk is code for back to Al-...
jules-jacob's picture
Oct.29.2010
My favorite meteorologist, Ron Hearst of KY3 News in Springfield, looked me in the eyes on the 5 o’clock news, and before I could cover my ears with my gardening gloves, said, “KILLING FROST.” I swore back. “Shit! How about a little notice buddy?” “Who are you talking to?” RJ yelled from upstairs...
EdWilson1's picture
Oct.13.2010
I can't say I'm exactly drowning in daffodils, and I don't have much of a green thumb.  My most recent experience with "raising green" has been a tiny Turf n' Tin. My sister actually swiped it from a booth at a career fair for engineers at her university. Okay, she didn't "swipe" it exactly....
jules-jacob's picture
Aug.30.2010
It is day six of the Armadillo Conflict. Bait was switched from marshmallows to earthworms two nights prior. My husband realized the enemy was not a leprechaun once he wasn’t under the influence of absinthe. We’ve had three casualties in two days. (Hold the Mission Accomplished declaration.) The...
jules-jacob's picture
Aug.25.2010
Tanquerey on the rocks with a twist was what I was thinking when I pulled in the driveway after a discouraging in-service on Substance Abuse, Use and Addiction in Southwest Missouri. Thank God I wasn’t an alcoholic, was what I was thinking when I got out of the car and noticed my husband, RJ,...
mary-lynn-i-archibald's picture
Aug.18.2010
Today is the day to win a copy of Accidental Cowgirl: Six Cows, Nor Horse and No Clue. Check it out at Silver and Grace, where there is also a link to a book review. Good luck!
mary-lynn-i-archibald's picture
Aug.16.2010
My article on food today on "This Mama Cooks!" might be if interest, as it deals with a subject we all confront sooner or later. If you garden, or even think about it, I hope you enjoy it.   Here's the URL: <http://www.thismamacooks.com/>. Click on "This Mama Cooks on a...
cynthia-brian's picture
Aug.04.2010
Digging Deep-Gardening with Cynthia Brian “The landscape belongs to the person who looks at it”  Ralph Waldo Emerson   Being the Founder and the Executive Director of a literacy and positive media charity, I am normally excited about volunteers. But when it comes to volunteers in the garden, I am...
christine-bottaro's picture
Aug.04.2010
Before dawn, the downspouts from the roof gutters were dripping and pinging, the patio was damp and, noticing the wet sounds outside, my heart sank.  I'd heard big stories on the news services the night before.  Floods in Pakistan, extreme heat and wildfires in Russia, the oil disaster in the...