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Mar 19, 2017: Et Tu, Monkey Bread?

I did not grow up with things like monkey bread or pull-apart bread or other fascinating pieces of American culture people have managed to turn basic cinnamon rolls into (I had cinnamon rolls, homemade ones, we were not savages). So...

Casa Decrepit

Jul 20, 2017: I'm a Handrail

The last couple of weeks have included what can only be described as painfully slow progress on interior finishes. Basically, we have two carpenters at the house working on the back handrail and installing all the door hardware in preparation...

Too Many Animals

Nov 30, 2011: Ready for Harvest

All three of the boys were in the cat tree this afternoon, enjoying the sunbeam....

Life Through a Viewfinder

Jul 9, 2006: Drinking in the Pool

Nothing better on a hot day....

Foodle

Sep 20, 2011: Grape Jam

My friend Gwen brought me a box of grapes from her back yard. They smelled like summer and grapes and wonderfulness. The sweet, aromatic smell like a Concord grape, only green. I tried two different methods for making jam, since...

Ducks in a Row

Feb 12, 2008: What I Learned from Being a Professional Gardener

During my first set of college years, I had a summer/work study job as a gardener. You might think that the major lessons were about plants and how to grow things, which I did learn. But the biggest lessons I...