When I think about the magic of reading, I think of you, my dear reader. How encouraging to think of you there, with a book propped under your chin, perhaps on the cross town bus, or in your bunny slippers in your favorite leather recliner, or ducked under the bedcovers with that trusty, bendy little … More Alchemy

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Ancient Music*, a poem by Ezra Pound, laments that “Winter is a-cumin in.” And that sad fact makes any hardy gardener living in a northern clime anxious to bring in those plants that are not able to endure wintry blasts.  “Sing goddamn, damn. Sing goddamn!” House plants can be a conundrum. What can be causing … More Uninvited Guests