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Two years ago, when I was laid up with a broken ankle, I moved our project along by snarfing things off Craigslist and sending Steve out to get them. He returned from one of these trips with a confession: “I also bought some wagon wheels.” Some? “Well, four. They were a really good price and […]

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Our garden looks fabulous. It’s not planned, or tamed, or formal in any way – it’s a carnival, a sideshow, a veritable riot of color and texture and things falling over each other and that’s the way I like it. It’s also making us a lot of friends: the swallows are gone but we have […]

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I started a new job in mid-April and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it but it kicks my butt in the time-for-projects department so here we are, mid-summer, July 4th in fact (happy birthday USA!) and I haven’t done much for the last few months except work, which is not what this blog is about. But […]

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Resiliency is the ability to bounce back – to recover, to persevere, no matter what. It’s an enviable quality and one we don’t understand well. Kids grow up in a screwed up family – one gets tough, the other gets hurt. Couples get divorced – one partner thrives, while the other flails. A company lays […]

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Years ago, when I was living in Knoxville, Tennessee, I arrived at the office the Monday after February 14 to be greeted with the friendly question, “So did y’all get your peas in this weekend?” Um – Peas? In February? Kimmy, our department secretary, whose mother raised bees in a garden so productive people whispered […]

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