In Defense of Dandelions

Around here, the end of May marks the end of dandelion season. I suppose most people think of them as loathsome *weeds, but between you and me, I think there is something to be said for dandelions. They are splendid. What other cheerful yellow flower can flourish in the crack in the sidewalk? Or spread […]

Happy Weekend

It’s Memorial Day weekend here in the states. Huzzah! The “official” start to summer. Double Huzzah! I can’t think of a better way to kick off the season than a sunny baseball game and great big puffy pretzel, salted so thoroughly it tastes like pool water. Ah, yes, the simple joys of summer. Happy Weekend

Cultural Osmosis

Last Saturday morning, without even thinking, I grabbed a bunch of paper bags, cut some spirals, and went to town wrapping a waffle iron as a bridal shower gift that afternoon (read: I was in a rush and had given up on trying to make a waffle iron look cute). No idea what I was […]

I was going to write a post about duct tape…

I was going to write a post about duct tape, but then I turned on this movie. The post went out the window. I generally don’t blog about books or movies or music or TV, mostly because I don’t consider myself enough of an authority to make a recommendation, however, y’all, this is different.  Dear […]

33 Purple Ladies

I’m usually too lazy to walk to work, but in late Spring, in the heart of blossom time I make the effort. This morning I noticed an unusually high number of blossoming trees in shades of violet, plum and pomegranate. It would be one thing to see two, or three, or four purple blossoming trees…but […]