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Archive for November, 2010

Wicked Plants

• Nov 26th, 2010 • Category: herbs

I decided to take today off and gnaw down part of my ‘to read’ pile. (I swear it’s a living thing, growing ever taller!) I just finished the most delightful little book. Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2009, ISBN 978-1-56512-683-1) […]

Zingy Zingiber

• Nov 18th, 2010 • Category: health, herbs

I’m leaving tomorrow to work a fair in Cincinnati this weekend. Sitting at my desk, I’m trying to remember all the things I need to take with me (one of the reasons I always pack the car up the day before – there’s always a last minute addition or two). I’m also thinking about how […]

Practice Random Acts of Kindness

• Nov 11th, 2010 • Category: Musings

November 8-14 is World Kindness Week.  The phrase, “practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty” may have been coined by a peace activist in the early 80’s but whoever and whenever, it’s a great sentiment. It’s appropriate that our Veterans’ Day falls within this week. Since the founding of our country, the […]

Missing: Common Sense. Report if Found.

• Nov 4th, 2010 • Category: health, herbs

In looking at a holiday calendar to get an idea of what to write today, I noticed a couple of things: for one, November is “National Diabetic Eye Disease Month”. Today is also “Common Sense Day”. Wow. Can I put ’em together or what? I’ve said it before and you’ve more than likely read it […]