Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Things that happened/didn't

We did not take our trip to a coastal city. We stayed here and I finished a project and got an invoice submitted. Another candidate (crazy) tossed his hat into the ring. (Crazy).

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Lovage update

Summer almost . . .

Received some very good news regarding my editing. From several fronts. Feeling rather good, actually.

L and I may be taking a little break and heading to a Georgia coastal city next week. Just for a few days. Using Airbnb. Best to do so before municipalities regulate the concept out of viability.

Our community garden has come under attack from town officials who would rather bulldoze 15 years of effort to create a baseball diamond for kids (who already have facilities), all without a word to the gardeners. Luckily, someone happened to be in the right place at the right time, and contacted some appropriate people.

It was also discovered (thankfully) that there are some old growth trees on the perimeter of the property. So much for total destruction. This is what happens when a town council member is a VP for a parking lot corporation. Mow it down, pave it over. Move on.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Lovage or Leave it

I watched my lovage plant whither and disappear last winter, giving it the occasional watering in hopes it would reemerge. It didn't. Kind of a difficult plant to come by, too. So strongly celery-ish, good with smoked fish. Cuts the oiliness. Then L wanted a pot for some purloined mint, so I gave that one to her. Lo and behold, as she was digging around, she discovered a weird bunch of roots, still viable. The lovage! As you can see, the nodes are growing. I'll repot soon enough.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Slightly Late for Mother's Day . . .

It's a short; you might like to read The New Yorker article about it after you've seen it.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

A Poem for You

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/01/26/solitaire-4 Thank you, Reya, for posting.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

it starts to develop

I was trying to think of what I used to see Ann B. Davis in, and it was Love That Bob, starring Bob Cummings, Dwayne Hickman (from Dobie Gillis!), and the great Rosemary DeCamp. Here's an episode, if you remember watching, as I did, while yet again staying home from school, with a box of Nilla Wafers, perched in an odd upside-down position on an even more oddly placed dining room chair that didn't fit around the table in a certain house on Long Island.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Hello, voters . . .

Pretty right on, as we used to say, especially in my part of the country