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Buds are appearing on my Christmas cactus. Soon I’ll have a bedroom full of blooms like this one from last year. Everyone should have a Christmas cactus to bring them cheer in the darkest months of the year when Spring … Continue reading
Being an early riser means you see a lot of sunrises in a lifetime. This particular morning light shows the sun coming over Lake Michigan from a hotel next to the Chicago River. The right light can make even the … Continue reading
She wore a business suit and high heels as she walked beside the Chicago River. She followed the path used by joggers in shorts and running shoes. As she passed, I watched her peaceful face and decided that the first … Continue reading
Last night I had the pleasure of listening to Terry McMillan talk about her new book Who Asked You? She described her writing process as not so much about the words on a computer screen as a rhythm. She completes … Continue reading
I was so impressed by that tree, I remember it 60 years later. It was on the corner of the next block, an old pear tree. In the spring bees were attracted to the multitude of blossoms. So many bees. … Continue reading
Even as a young boy Pink was misunderstood, Picked on Pink was how he Thought of himself. His big brother, Red, Defended him in the schoolyard, Helped him when his heart Got broken by that siren Orange. After college, Pink … Continue reading
October is colorful in most places. Usually because of fall leaf displays of orange and yellow. Around the part of the country where I live we do get some nice yellows from the Aspens, but the balloons that hang around … Continue reading
“She has 5 great danes,” he said. I looked at him in disbelief. I couldn’t grasp the concept that a single person would own 5 huge dogs. Or even 5 small dogs. If you love a certain breed, you have … Continue reading
I have this fern that I’ve grown and nurtured for 40 years, since my kids were babies. Every once in a while it gets root bound and has to be repotted and given a bigger home. When that happens, it … Continue reading