Monthly Archives: April 2012

In which I channel George Hearst, as portrayed on my favorite TV Show, Deadwood

In case you didn’t know, one of my favorite shows is Deadwood.  Maybe the favorite.  It’s not giving anything away to say that Hearst shows up in Season 2 or 3, and turns the whole camp upside down.  He takes … Continue reading

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Family Visits, and other guests who come to stay, though uninvited

No, this is not a photo of Aunt Deanie and Casey and Mom planting a tree.  It’s a photo of the 3 of them planting a fence.  A deer fence, around the garden.  It happened a couple of weeks ago, … Continue reading

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This one’s for you, David Barnhart

When I was a teenager, I had the honor to spend summers working at our friends’ nursery.  They grow rare conifers (this is a fancified way of saying decorative pine trees).  It was hard and sometimes lonely work, but also, … Continue reading

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Heavy Lifting, Egyptian Style: The re-Rise of the Simple Machine

We’ve been seriously slipping, or I have, I should say.  Time was there was a nearly daily blog post.  Now we’ve really achieved something if we squeezein a couple a month!  It’s true.  So sorry.  It’s just that there’s been … Continue reading

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