Category Archives: Seasons


The last couple of weeks dissolved in the acid bath of poor weather, people being sick and having emergencies (how dare they?), and the school schedule. The upshot is that garden clean up ceased entirely, and won’t resume until the … Continue reading

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Tea Time

Unexpected computer debility prevented the usual Friday outgassing. While most important files were backed up, some were not. Full speed ahead, now. I have reached the Mines of Moria, narrowly escaping the crabby Watcher. At the Council of Elrond last … Continue reading

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Farrago February 17, 2017

I have reached by slow stages Weathertop, though it is not yet night. Having long ago concluded that neither major candidate was fit for any office whatsoever, I’m sort of enjoying the spectacle that President Trump is generating around him. … Continue reading

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The Miscellany February 10, 2017

When a public official begins a statement “It is an indisputable fact that (fill in the blank),” prepare for lies. I have begun rereading The Lord of the Rings for the first time in many years. The first readings engraved … Continue reading

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Something completely different

Things seen in the garden yesterday.

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2:30 in the afternoon, November 1, in the Northern Hemisphere. The sun in far to the south, but I’m wearing a t-shirt, and sitting in a secluded nook of the garden that I fenced with lilacs and dogwood. There’s a … Continue reading

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