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kelly-tweeddale's picture
May.10.2013
Yesterday, I had a Laura Nyro lyric stuck in my head.   “I am a poet without a poem.” – From To a Child Today, I inadvertently stumbled upon a breathtaking piece of history.  In the 1920s and 30s, poet Edna St. Vincent Millay was our version of an American Idol.  She sold out 1600-...
judee-fong's picture
May.07.2013
They're back.  You know, those sunny yellow flowers that we use to tickle beneath the chin to see if one liked butter?  And when the blooms finished, its fluffy "puff-heads" were fun to blow and scatter in the breeze.  Well, what was once a fun flower in our childhood is now a...
diana-holquist's picture
Apr.29.2013
  It's that time of year again when all my good neighbors are out in their gardens, making our neighborhood a lovely, colorful, vibrant place to live. And then there's me. I consider it my duty to make my neighbors feel better about themselves. Yes, their tulips may not be the biggest...
cynthia-brian's picture
Mar.22.2012
    Shatter the limits, blow up the barriers, multiply the possibilities!  It's time for empowerment gurus, Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany. Today's show saves you money, boosts your brain power, and feeds you through foraging.     Are you getting overcharged at the...
joy-shayne-laughter's picture
Jul.04.2011
... of this neglected blog.  It's been a busy winter & spring, bringing the final illness and death of a beloved friend; news that my short story, "The Stronger" would be published in Bacopa, the annual literary journal out of the University of Florida in Gainesville. There is much to...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Jun.26.2011
This day brings with it more rain and we are becoming  resigned to yet another wet Irish Summer and so it goes and by this stage it does not matter any more as the weather is only a slight diversion to our lives and we battle on regardless. Wild flowers begin their journey upward and give great joy...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
May.16.2011
The first true day of spring brought with it the warm sun on my back and an overgrown flower bed beckoning. I grabbed my weed bucket and tackled the flower bed at the corner of the front lawn.  The dogwood has still not sent out its dainty blossoms or its starry green leaves.  Yes, spring is...
nancybrady's picture
Aug.22.2010
Sometimes the only thing that I can do on the "project" is a task that goes hand in hand  with home ownership.  It is called mowing the grass! Or should I say mowing the weeds? Our lawn has more weeds than true grass!  I have to admit that it is not one of those jobs that I have ever...
jennifer-lyn-king's picture
May.02.2010
Dandelions Can Be People, too “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” –John Fitzgerald Kennedy It’s dandelion season here in Prague. Yesterday, with the help of a long metal weed-puller, I dug hundreds of the...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Jul.31.2009
Things could be worse.  Life could be as it is on Torchwood, the show on BBC.  Aliens could be possessing our children.  We should consider ourselves lucky that poison spewing aliens haven't latched on to our prepubescents.  Or what about this--we could be living in True Blood territory, a world ...