Category Archives: Weekly Column

Full Moons & Surfing Groundhogs

   Santa Monica, CA — Today’s Flower Moon towers over the Pacific Ocean as I pedal my rust-covered beach cruiser bicycle to nearby Peet’s Coffee on Main Street.  A piping hot, delicious Latte awaits.  Even at 5 AM, Life is good. … Continue reading

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Year 3, Column 17: GARDEN OF GRACE

Though the calendar still reads Summer, the light is changing from bright to golden even as the thermometer spikes from mild to sweltering. The other day, I trekked over to Groundhog Hill in the wee hours of the early morning. … Continue reading

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Year 3, Column 16: GARDEN OF GRIEF…

This week, the garden at Groundhog Hill holds little interest for me. The Zinnias are no longer beautiful. The Peruvian Purple Corn is no longer intriguing. The Pumpkins hold little, if any, promise for future Joy. I feel Bereft. The … Continue reading

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Year 3, Column 15: GARDEN OF TEARS…..

Over the last several days, I have watered the garden with my own tears in between pop-up thunderstorms. Sobbing has been a State of Being, and I have been taken by surprise each time and each place where you are … Continue reading

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Year 3, Column 12: Garden of Gifts…

Zinnia Fest 2 is now one for the history books. As always, when I throw a party, I have a moment of paralyzing fear thinking no one will show up about 10 minutes before starting time. My fears were relieved, … Continue reading

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Year 3, Column 11: Garden of Zinnia(Fest)

The happiest day of the year draws near: ZinniaFest. Next to Arbor Day, is there no more of a glorious holiday than the one that approacheth this weekend? The 2nd Annual ZinniaFest is set for Saturday, July 26th. Grab your … Continue reading

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Year 3, Column 11: Garden of Predicaments

The Peruvian Purple Corn is looking awfully good and might actually produce some corn in the next week or two, but I find myself in a bit of a predicament: How do I keep the varmits away? The hubbub around … Continue reading

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Year 3, Column 10: Garden of Song

Keep on the sunny side Always on the sunny side. Keep on the sunny side of Life. I awaken each morning around 5:30. I don’t use or need an alarm clock because I sleep with the windows open so the … Continue reading

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Garden of Close Quarters

I have seven older siblings, and they are all at times annoying and bossy…and older. When we gather for meals around the kitchen table, it’s like fitting sardines in a can. Close Quarters. Speaking of close quarters, I planted two … Continue reading

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Year 3, Column 8: Garden Spot of the Universe

The other morning, I dropped off a freshly picked/cut vase of wildflowers to my sister’s café and a wise acre sitting at the community table chimed in with “been weedin’ your garden?” comment that was met with genial laughter all … Continue reading

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