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By My Window in Boston

I stand by my window in Boston, Massachusetts, USA looking over my newly-planted vegetables. I am filled with nervous energy, so it manifests itself in early-rising, sheets-changed, laundry, a homemade breakfast of two scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and a few dollops of sambal oelek (a Vietnamese chili paste), orange juice, and coffee. I am filthy… Read more

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The Yin and Yang of the Tree

Yesterday was another party-cloudy day in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Late in the evening we had threats of violent weather, including thunderstorms, hail, and wind gusts from 50-70 mph with a potential for tornadoes to touch down. We have gotten so stoic, I think that if they threw in some biblical flair such as leprosy or… Read more

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Encourage New Life

Outside my window in Boston, Massachusetts, USA are containers of vegetables from my town’s Community Harvest Project. Proceeds from Plantapolooza will help feed those in need. I bought lettuces, habanero peppers, Thai basil, and a couple of tomato plants. This idea was great on paper. Execution? I fear I may kill the lot–not due to… Read more

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Coco’s Accident; My Redemption

My dog lays quietly on the couch here in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. We just got home from a walk. It’s an exceptionally pretty and mild day, nearly cloudless. The skies are a deep blue. There is a slight breeze ruffling the leaves of the red Japanese maple just outside my living room windows. The leaves… Read more