I had to rein in my anger at Dump yesterday after the incomparable Beau reminded me of something…

I had been up since 3am yesterday because after Dump returned to the White House from the hospital and promptly took his mask off, I was just livid and it wouldn't let me sleep. And then the pictures of him going around without a mask, and then making that "don't worry" video... Yeah, let's just … Continue reading I had to rein in my anger at Dump yesterday after the incomparable Beau reminded me of something…

Humane Critter Control: The guide to natural, nontoxic pest solutions to protect your yard & garden, by Theresa Rooney

My Copy: 9781591866961 (image from bn.com) I gotta admit, after watching my watermelons disappear and my red noodle beans end up with those weird orange bugs crawling all over them, and me basically giving up til next season... let's just say this book came at the right time. Humane Critter Control is not a thick … Continue reading Humane Critter Control: The guide to natural, nontoxic pest solutions to protect your yard & garden, by Theresa Rooney

When good words are not enough, but at least they’re something… perhaps even a start.

I've been getting headaches over the past few weeks thanks to all the awful things going on in the U.S. I try to think about other things and work on my yard, but somehow the images crop up to make me explode with emotion. A cop kneeling on a man's neck while others scream for … Continue reading When good words are not enough, but at least they’re something… perhaps even a start.

Chopping my hair off just in time for the flying ants & horseflies to make it hell outside…

I was surprised to find so many flying ants outside my back door tonight. Those long whitish-clear wings, just swarmed around the bug light at the back porch. And the front porch. What sucked if every time I had to open the door, more would come in. Well, I got to play "shock tennis" with … Continue reading Chopping my hair off just in time for the flying ants & horseflies to make it hell outside…

Q#131: How do you protect a food garden from a hurricane?

This popped into my head when a storm rolled in pretty hard and violently around 4:30 this morning. I laid there, thinking it was gonna be bad for a little bit, but got worse and worse. I'd just set out the last of my seeds and trays in the seed greenhouses last night before coming … Continue reading Q#131: How do you protect a food garden from a hurricane?

Akira (volume 4), by Katsuhiro Otomo

My Copy: 9781935429067 (image from bn.com) Oh how the heavens shake...or certainly the Earth is around Tokyo now. Akira is alive, awake, and in charge of the Great Tokyo Empire (whatever that is). At least, that's what his supporters and worshipers believe. Tetsuo is his loyal right-hand, determined to understand Akira more...even if it means … Continue reading Akira (volume 4), by Katsuhiro Otomo

Kitchen Gardening for Beginners: a simple guide to growing fruit and vegetables, by Simon Akeroyd

My Copy: 9781465409614 (image from bn.com) Well, this is definitely a book for beginners when it comes to home gardening, and I'm really glad I got it. It's not super-crazy detailed and is not complete by any stretch, but if you're totally new like me, this guide is a fantastic start. I'm determined to live … Continue reading Kitchen Gardening for Beginners: a simple guide to growing fruit and vegetables, by Simon Akeroyd

Making the Call No One Wants to Make, After Getting the Call No One Wants…

My week's been a blur. I haven't been on the internet in days, because less than three hours after I finished the post that ended up scheduled for Wednesday, I got a call from the police to get home ASAP. I'd just been writing about my dad and me in the past week, and how … Continue reading Making the Call No One Wants to Make, After Getting the Call No One Wants…

#057–What’s happened to the value of life in America?

This photo is not from my house--it was on Pinterest. There are people in my life who would look at a picture like the one above and start grinning, and tell you which gun is what and what the clip capacity is, how easy to clean and maintain, etc. I know at least one who … Continue reading #057–What’s happened to the value of life in America?

My Preciousss… a Love/Hate Relationship With the Sports Bra

Simply speaking, the sports bra is a stretchy piece of fabric that fits over your head (or around your chest) and is supposed to hold the breasts during exercise. Okay, men, I'll give your eyes a moment to linger over that word... Exercise! Out of your system now?... Moving on. I admit, I find them … Continue reading My Preciousss… a Love/Hate Relationship With the Sports Bra