You might recall that my family sends out Happy New Year rather than Christmas cards.  This year they are going into the mail on December 31st rather than on January 4th like last year, or January 14th like some years in the past. I know it’s already 2014 in some parts of the world, and I […]

No matter how passive/aggressive the spring, I can count on the parsley, sage, and oregano to return in my garden.  I can also count on these pretty purple weeds.  Thankfully I was able to get most of them pulled and the soil tilled with the hope of getting good stuff into the garden before much […]

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Have you heard the expression, “down but not out”?  I kept thinking of that expression as I walked around the Plaza on an unseasonably warm, sunny day this weekend and turning it around to “out, but not down.” The Plaza Lights were turned off for the season on January 15th, but are still hanging from […]

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