Monthly Archives: June 2013

Elegant Irish Solution

Controversy swirls about the name of Washington’s football team. the Redskins. Many fans of the team find the name anachronistic and offensive to Native Americans. The answer came to me this morning at a produce stand: keep the name but … Continue reading

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Day Lilies of Delight

I made a pot of Irish minestrone–no pasta, extra potato.  Over-eating inside the house is now being matched by excess outdoors. The squirrels have discovered how to knock the top off the birdhouse. They now scale the post, and dive … Continue reading

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Memories–made of this.

Last night, I came home to find a humming bird beating the bees off the bee balm, a pair of mallards and their gay uncle basking by the pond, and our frog enjoying the sun while he sat on a … Continue reading

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Home and Away, Spring 2013

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A Fairy Tale Existence

Gretel and the Handsome Prince are often confused. Their bewilderment this week has centered on the difference between fact and fantasy. “I only found out this week that pirates are real” said the Handsome Prince in wonderment “I heard about … Continue reading

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No Rhubarb Fool

Peggoty and I don’t fight over much but when it comes to rhubarb, we can both be vicious. Rhubarb, as previously noted on this blog, does not grow in this part of Maryland and so Gretel’s Grocery can only muster … Continue reading

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You can take a Philistine to Paris…

I heard British artist Damien Hirst recently on BBC Radio 4′ s Desert Island Discs (listen here). I truly enjoyed the program and felt it helped me begin to understand the artist’s work. Emboldened by a new and vague sense … Continue reading

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Achingly Hip

The Cackler is blessed with boundless Babelicious energy and a functioning set of knees but even she felt old and creaky when faced with three sets of stairs, no elevator, and the design features that were part and parcel of … Continue reading

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Chateau Living

Having our own chateau rather spoiled us for anyone else’s. We rarely ventured from the ramshackle kitchen, the parlor fire, or  the jigsaw table in the banqueting hall where one of a variety of stuffed stags and wild boar kept … Continue reading

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