Monthly Archives: October 2014

Three years ago a Master Gardener described my garden as eclectic, semi-formal cottage. She toured my garden last year and said it looked wonderful considering I was raising my three-year-old granddaughter and advocating for a sibling group of six foster … Continue reading

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Author Harrison Solow’s creative genius is apparent, and cleverly cloaked in her genre-defying novel Felicity & Barbara Pym. The story is told through Professor Mallory Cooper’s one-sided correspondence with her student Felicity, who’s considering a liberal arts degree without considering … Continue reading

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The discovery of a woodchuck burrow in the garden was disheartening. I have enough garden foes— deer that lie in our grass and dine at night; they won’t run unless you chase them, and invincible, invisible armadillos. Not to forget … Continue reading

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RJ was sitting at the counter rearranging newspaper sections when I entered the kitchen.  “We trapped something last night,” he announced. “Really?” I poured a little coffee into my mug of Land O Lakes Fat Free Half and Half. “What … Continue reading

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The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women in 1993. The document defined violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual … Continue reading

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