Bonsai Progress

We’re getting a short break from a heat wave here in NE Illinois. Temps have been in the high 80s/low 90s, with gusty winds and threat of thunderstorms. Today, low 70s–at least close to the lake–and while the sun is warm, it’s cool in the shade. A good day for healing bonsai. If you don’t know what Read More …

Bonsai Beginnings

(Note: this post was originally published two weeks ago at the BookView Café blog. I’ll be adding a follow-up post soon, and wanted to have the original over here, too. So, without further ado…) Bonsai originated in China around 700AD, and was introduced in Japan about 400 years later. The Chinese term for the art, “Penjing,” Read More …

On this day

I have an expandable business folder that’s filled with “how in hell have I managed to save this stuff over the years” kinds of things. My old Florida driver license (OMG those eyeglasses) and OSU student ID. College lab reports. High school essays with notes from teachers. The journal I kept during a 1973 trip to Europe. Read More …