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Think A Little

… on haven-ly visions (also, critters)

Okay, so. January. The seeds of the idea for additions and changes in next season’s garden usually begin to sprout (pun absolutely intended) in January. It happens like this: I’ll be all kinds of post-holiday cozy, at the desk in my potting room-slash-office, looking out at falling snow (or fallen snow, or soon to be... Read more...

Think A Little

… on connecting dots (backward)

I am a sucker for a good graduation speech. Love ’em. Some of my faves are Conan O’Brian’s to Dartmouth in 2011, Dr. Rick Rigsby’s address to the graduating class of California State University Maritime Academy in 2017, Admiral William H. McRaven’s to the University of Texas at Austin in 2014, and Jane Lynch’s address... Read more...

Think A Little

… on a delayed gift, acorn to oak

There’s a baby oak tree in the potting room sink. Five years ago, on an August afternoon in North Carolina, I sat with JoHn (and about seven hundred additional humans) in the shade of a dozen or so massive oak trees.  We were gathered to see our kids (in this case, my ‘baby’) welcomed into their... Read more...

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