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I read a Page 1 New York Times profile last week about much-missed comic George Carlin. There’s also a new HBO special premiering this weekend about the feisty, often brilliant comedian and … more
Resilient gardens work in concert with nature. They take advantage of their surroundings and support native wildlife. They also embrace the ways plants actually want to grow. Sarah Fairbank, WSU … more
You may recall that last week I included in this column the Associated Press article about the woman who fell through the “hole” in the outhouse on the trail at the top of Mount Walker. … more
It was a special Mothers’ Day on several levels.  Hard to miss were the Major League baseball teams sporting uniforms incorporating the color pink, I suppose as a reminder to check for … more
Spring salads are here, and there’s a playground of possibilities for dressing up your greens. Making homemade salad dressing is a skill you’ll be thankful for every salad … more
Notes from the Twitterverse — and elsewhere:  Why am I on Twitter? Mostly, for the laughs. Certainly not for the snark, and there’s plenty of that.  I do hope Elon … more
If you’re feeling a mild case of that ol’ “Spring Fever,” take heart  — you’re not alone!   All across the continent, a spring tide of migrating birds … more
As the last of spring settles in, making way for summer, the Jefferson County community has come up with a way to start the season off strong: On June 1, several organizations are partnering … more
Wow, pick your disaster.  There is a dangerous war in Europe. Climate change is accelerating. Inflation is chewing us up. An earthquake is right around the corner, within 35 years or so. … more
A windstorm destroyed the old maple across the street last winter, but the ring of daffodils has sprung up around its shattered stump like always. It’s a spring like any other, but it feels … more
This spring, I’m making lots of Kuku-ye Sabzi, a Persian egg dish popular for Norooz, the Iranian New Year, celebrated at the Spring Equinox.  Egg dishes are popular throughout the … more
As noted in last week’s column, the annual meeting of the Ludlow Maintenance Commission, the LMC, was held last Saturday.  There were about 60 folks who showed up, a crowd that would … more
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