• SWALLOWED UP BY FOG

    Whoopee! Wasn’t that a kick? Wow! The earth returned to the celestial point in its orbit which it occupied last year at this time. The January 1st date delegated as the start of our new year has been cause for one great, jubilant party. And there were toasts all around

  • DREAMING OF SPRING

    Having cold weather lately with a few nighttime temps in the low 30’s. Just last night we got over 1 inch of rain. There have been a couple of storms that have passed through this month, bringing quite a lot of precipitation. We have been harvesting a variety of lettuces,

  • NATURAL RHYTHM

    Go ahead. Rush around hither and yon to meet that deadline. Circled in red on your calendar, naturally, is the date December 25. Our world is now caught up in the special season of giving. In modern society that means, of course, doing even more shopping than normal. Run ragged

  • VICTORY GARDEN EFFORTS

    The days are shorter, the air a bit cooler and trees are starting to lose their leaves–signs that its time to bring out the flannels andsweaters and start thinking what to plant for the winter days ahead. This year we planted sweet potatoes and yams and were pleasantly surprised with

  • GOING BACK TO NORMAL

    Guess what? Life is already bouncing back to my normal routine, except in the area of the news. Not working in New York, not being a member of our Armed Services, and not having a job in the US Postal Service, I am more free to be my old self

  • LIFE INTERRUPTED

    Sometimes Life interrupts our daily routine, the way year after year we are kept running on autopilot. Sometimes Life rattles us with shockwaves to force us into a different state of awareness. Sometimes Life introduces us to unspeakable death, challenging us to turn a marginalized existence into a meaningful one.

  • CHANGE OF THE SEASON

    That cool, crisp feeling of fall is in the air. The long warm days of summer are coming to a close. Time to look forward to the fall and winter plantings. The summer crops are slowly winding down.  We have had a cooler than normal summer so the tomatoes, winter

  • THE PATH GOING UPSTREAM

    Can I stop it? Is it possible for me, one speck, one person, to do anything at all to halt the relentless, overpowering flow of the mighty river which is mainstream modern society? It has become more swift, more turbulent and, thus, more monstrous; and, now, with each passing day

  • BOUNTIFUL HARVEST

    Summer is at its peak though it has been surprisingly cool.  The last of the corn, beans, peppers and tomatoes have been planted for a late summer harvest.    The summer harvest has been bountiful (See Facts & Stats).   Right now,  there are a lot of peaches to pick

  • NEW BEGINNINGS

    What has always been the hardest thing for me to do is to start over. Being settled in a way of life is like lying in bed under heavy blankets on a frigid winter’s morning. Who in their right mind wants to step out into the cold? And, when you