Category Archives: nature

Micro-forest behind the faucet

Whenever we have some kind of root stalk of a vegetable left— like carrot, cabbage, celery (shown above)—I put the root end on a dish and splash it with water. What emerges are awesome micro-greens without any soil at all. … Continue reading

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“Jubilate” by Galway Kinnell

1 So from poet to poet we proceeded in our celebration of Christopher Smart’s long-undiscovered poem Jubilate Agno, composed by this profligate, drunken, devout, mad polymath between 1757 and 1763 while incarcerated for a year in St. Luke’s Hospital for the Insane and then for four or … Continue reading

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Not a trace left

I was in a cleaning frenzy today— reorganizing and scrubbing the back porch, ending up with about 5 bags of recyclables and a couple of bags for donation. JB and I even tackled half of the kitchen cupboards finally getting rid of … Continue reading

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Urging the outside in

On our back porch, which is enclosed, one of the windows has cracked. We haven’t paid too much attention to it because the crack is behind some cloth we have hanging over the windows. Today I noticed that the ivy … Continue reading

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Red suns at red lights: Gas, Tattoos, and Hardware

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Temporary slice of nirvana

In the garden all day. Putting out fresh compost in the back and front gardens, smelling the newly opened peonies every time I passed them. I walked nearly three and a half miles in the six hours I was out … Continue reading

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The only evidence is still leaping topsy turvy inside me

On my way to work yesterday at 6:15 in the morning, I noticed a rabbit in the street just off the median in the center of the road — just sitting there. In the midst of traffic I could not … Continue reading

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