We Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

Fist of water fighting a fist of fire

To retain my sanity and keep stress levels down, I take "news" (aka usually anxiety-producing biased content) in tidbits (not tweets) --- morsels that are still so disturbing I cannot linger long.  Excessive hurricanes, fires, flooding; power cuts and flight cancellations due to excessive heat; people rushed to emergency rooms for heat exhaustion and dying …

Fish in the Grass

Heavy rains make weeds grow freely but also easier to remove. Rainstorms flood the pond. Fish are swimming in the yard. Not so lucky for them but the heron is happy for food and the grass will be fertilized. This is my gardener's perspective on a Chinese folk story called "An Old Man Lost His …

Feeling Awkward Around Young Kids?

Reading a snippet about feeling awkward around kids reaffirmed there is nothing wrong with those who feel uncomfortable around children.   Perhaps you have no experience with kids.  Does your gut groan around pre-adolescents...looking for what to say?  Have you purposely chosen to not father children but instead protectively care for plants, pets, or a …