In Memoriam – Again

36 hours shy of three months later, Nick’s brother, Ivan, passed on. Both my boys are gone but I know they’re back together and Nick is giving Ivan a good bath … something they both enjoyed when they were on this plane.

Ahhh, Maui!

Nope, you didn’t miss something last week. I was on vacation on Maui, thanks to a trip my husband won through work. Although it was really the wrong time of the year for an accountant to take off, who could pass up an almost free trip to...

World Book Day

It’s amazing what pops into the forefront of your brain when wasting time on Twitter. I just happened to notice the trend #worldbookday and a lightbulb went off – great idea for a blog post! If you haven’t yet noticed...

Yarrow: A Staunch Plant

I said I was going to take a walk around my garden last weekend, and I did. I also walked around what passes for a yard in these parts and noticed some plants starting to green up. I hope they don’t get too eager: we’ll probably still...

Haiti

The poorest country in the western hemisphere gets rocked – literally.  My heart goes out to all of them and the relatives around the world anxiously awaiting news of their loved ones. If you’ve got a spare dollar or ten, please...

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...