On Privacy

Hello. My name is DJ and I have a problem. I’m addicted to privacy – especially Internet privacy. I actively dislike sites that offer something free … in exchange for my name and email address. I know if I give out my email...

Growing It Alone

Today I posted this picture on Facebook:   This is the one Calendula in two beds that has bloomed. None of the others have even budded, yet! And as you can see, there’s plenty of room between this one and its neighbor, although I...

Life – Connected

Not being able to get out into the garden much due to all the rain has given me a lot of time for reflection. Below is a magazine article I wrote several years ago that shows my ruminations: I live in the woods and frequently have city friends...

Freaky Friday

What a day! I had to go to a couple banks for clients & more importantly, drive 70 miles to the mall to do some shopping. I dislike shopping even more than I dislike cooking so you know it was something I really had to do. (And no...

Meditating …

I feel a bit adrift. Baneful! is finally out … the hard part remains: marketing. That will continue over the next rest-of-my-life, along with my other books. I can’t do that every waking hour, though, without turning into what I...

Summer’s Here!

Yes, I know. Summer doesn’t officially start until Friday morning. So sue me. The herbs aren’t waiting a week. I spent a long, lovely weekend in the garden. It’s true what they say: gardening is great therapy. Just in case you...

Baneful! Release Day!

OMG. I am so excited … and relieved. Baneful! 95 of the World’s Worst Herbs is finally out!   It’s currently available in paperback through Amazon US and Amazon UK. In the next couple of weeks, it should be available to...

Friday in the Garden

Isn’t the thyme pretty? The bees seem to think so, too. They’ve been feasting on the delicate blue/purple flowers all week. Except, of course, when I went to get my camera. I’d love to find their hive – I’ll bet the...

Wisteria

Driving around Atlanta (Georgia, USA) in the springtime is a feast for winter-weary eyes. Flowering Bradford Pear trees share the awakening landscape with Tulip Poplars. The real color riot happens when the Dogwoods and Azaleas bloom almost...

Old Herbals

Goodness! It’s been a harrowing couple of weeks. My computer’s hard drive crashed and even using an online backup service, I had to recreate some data files – right in the middle of tax season! I’m mostly back to what...