Five Books

Posts about influential books are pretty common. Writers discuss stories that inspired them, helped them work through dry spells, challenged them to become better. Some lists are chock-full of literary classics. Others are whimsical, with favorite books featuring dogs, or cake baking, or cake-baking dogs. My list is in-between, five books that are the equivalent of comfort food, Read More …

Indoor garden

Warning: nothing but flowers ahead. I’ve never had much luck with indoor flowering plants. Green plants, no problem–philodendrons, palms, schefflera. Anything that wasn’t all green leaves, nope. My luck may have changed this year. All three African violets are blooming, including the one that almost died in the spring due to, I think, overwatering.   Read More …