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‘Tis a Bliss to Be Simple

Purple Poppy

“Our countries don’t like each other”, I think as I stare at the photo of a Middle Eastern woman, head covered in royal blue, standing outside her one-hundred-square-foot mansion.   “Blessed are the poor.” Blessed indeed! For such a look … Continue reading

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Seeds of New Life

Bean Rising

About a week ago we planted various seeds for our first garden here in California: swiss chard, okra, bush roma beans, butter lettuce, arugula, sweet corn and leeks, to be adorned with marigolds and zinnias. Seeds are now pushing their … Continue reading

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Stratego: A Poor Strategy for Life

StrategoSmall

My Uncle Frank came to visit my grandparents every summer when I was growing up. He and I would play games and cards hour after hour. I particularly liked Stratego, a board game in which two players pit their armies … Continue reading

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