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July: The Month of Zinnias And Absent Friends

   Santa Monica, CA — Yesterday, a post from The Old Farmer’s Almanac popped up on my Facebook feed:  “Meaning of Flowers & Symbolic Language.” I scanned a few familiar Herbs:  Mint (Virtue), Rosemary (Remembrance), Thyme (Strength).  Then, there it … Continue reading

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More Stories from GroundHog Hill….

If you are in LA on Sat., Jan. 31st, swing by Muse on 8th around 7:30 PM.  I am honored to be one of the featured Storytellers in a wonderful evening at Muse Literary Salon curated by Alex Stein. Of course, … Continue reading

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GroundHog Hill Goes Hollywood….

Next week, I am honored to be a featured Storyteller in PINATA, the wonderful Christine Schoenwald’s fantastic celebration of the Spoken Word.  It’s a great Personal Essay Show, and the topics run the gamut. I’ll be reading excerpts from Notes … Continue reading

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Groundhog Hill Research Department

Do Not Disturb: Research Taking Place!

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Wildflowers Now in Bloom….

Read all about ’em in this week’s edition of The La Rue County Herald News, available now on newsstands or online at laruecountyherald.com

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Year 3, Column Six: “Garden of Ugly Babies”

If a county-wide search for the best-looking garden were conducted, mine would neither Win, Place nor Show. The garden at Groundhog Hill has officially entered the Ugly Baby stage, wherein, I am the only person who would find it beautiful. … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on Honeysuckle….

According to the Farmers Almanac, Honeysuckle is native to North America, however, some species were imported from Great Britain, where it is known as “Woodbine.” Traditionally, Honeysuckle is/was used to treat fevers, cold, asthma, dysentery, and diarrhea. It is still … Continue reading

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