Monthly Archives: January 2012


Alas — Whether it’s torn muscles or an RSI or what, I don’t know. But I’m out of action for at least the next several days. (Hopefully not more.) I can’t type enough to post, nor to post comments on … Continue reading

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The Uses of Disagreeableness

Many bloggers have posted about the New Year and their resolutions for it — ¬†While some have been grandiose, more have been modest or thoughtful. That’s Fact #1. Many bloggers have ambitions about writing, whether it is to achieve a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: LAUNCH!

Here is Hannah at the moment of launching herself into space in the excitement and joy at a family wedding: Exuberance itself!

Posted in Childhood, Family, Happiness | Tagged , , , | 23 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: WINTER, 2

The foods of winter! Here’s one you may never have seen before. I certainly hadn’t. Introducing TATSOI: The dark green mass on the right of the top shelf is a SINGLE HEAD of ¬†this trendy new vegetable, a type of … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Food, Gardens, Photography, Winter | Tagged , , , , | 22 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: WINTER

My favorite asparagus and corn are long since gone, and winter’s chilly breezes don’t always thrill me — but they certainly encourage cooking and eating lovely things like these roasted vegetables — So let’s hear it for the vegetables of … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Cooking, Nature, Photography, Winter | Tagged , , , | 36 Comments