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Santa Monica, CA — Groundhog Day! Of course, my thoughts drift to Groundhog Hill and to my hometown of Hodgenville, KY, a spot my Father, James D. La Rue Jr. (1919-2014), frequently and lovingly called The Garden Spot of the Universe. I … Continue reading
Santa Monica, CA — Hello and Happy Groundhog Day, Readers. Let us gather together and rejoice at the news of an Early Spring from our distant relation, Punxsutawney Phil, who did NOT see his shadow earlier this morning atop Gobbler’s Knob. … Continue reading
Personal Stories Matter. Mine caught the attention of Forward/Story, a collaborative writers’ lab that has invited me along with 19 other Storytellers from around the World to Costa Rica to problem-solve and to explore the future of Story. http://www.forwardslashstory.com … Continue reading
If you look closely at this photo, you’ll see the waning Harvest Moon over Ocean Park Beach in Santa Monica, CA. This the final Harvest Moon of 2014 and the final Super Moon, as well. Have traded in my bib … Continue reading
“Try to remember, the kind of September When Life was Slow, and Oh, so mellow. Try to remember and if you remember, Then Follow. Follow. Follow. Follow.” — The Fantasticks* Per Charles Kightly’s Perpetual Almanack of Folklore, September is the … Continue reading
My brother, Will, made this dish last night for supper garnering rave reviews from two other foodie-siblings (Paula, Philip) which is not easily done! This must be Tomato Week as they are all ripening at the same time hoping to … Continue reading
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At this point in the summer, I can’t face either making or eating another Squash Casserole. Even Skillet Squash (with bacon & sour cream) evokes a slight grimace. So, I turn to the grill. My plan: Grill everything. Everything! Yellow … Continue reading
*Garden has been mowed. (Yes, I mow my garden.) *Tea has been brewed. (Unsweetened, the way God intended!) *Scissors and buckets packed. Ready to greet TENS of people today from 10 AM to Noon at Groundhog Hill. (Should you require … Continue reading