Ginseng & Changing Times

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you must have noticed that I like to look at herbs from a historical perspective … how they were used medicinally, what folklore may be attached to an herb, local customs (and...

My Word 2011

It seemed like a good thing to do last year … choose a word that has the ability to make an impact on your life and concentrate on it for a year.  (If you haven’t been following my blog for a year or didn’t completely rootle...

In Memoriam

Our cat, Nick, passed away this morning. I am now berating myself for not taking more photographs. This is one of him and his brother, Ivan, taken when they were kittens nearly 9 years ago. Nick is on the right. I’ve lit a candle for you...

Garlic Gives You a Boost

I had to avoid a friend during my weekly trip to Atlanta on Tuesday … he had either an awful cold or a strain of the flu that this year’s vaccine doesn’t cover. Either way, he was in bad shape and, although I’m paying...