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Is This Enough?

“Whoever is not in his coffin and the dark grave, let him know he has enough.” – Walt Whitman The nagging begins in weak moments of fatigue or boredom or frustration: “More“, the voice says. “I want more” it persists. And the voice bleeds over to the blog now and then, with complaints about not…

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Dancing in the Gap

“Don’t lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don’t have a career, you have a life.” – Cheryl Strayed “Cease to be a drudge, seek to be an artist.” – Mary McLeod Bethune “I knew I had been transformed, moved by the revelation that human beings create art, that…

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Breaking Garden (and Life) Rules

I regularly break the accepted rules of gardening. Rules like putting the tall plants in the back of the garden. But when something like a balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus) or bee balm (Monarda) are shoved way to the back you lose something intimate that you gain when they’re right in your face. So my apologies…