Monthly Archives: July 2006

Longing for Life in the Clover






Like so many other office-dwelling people my age, I have too much lawn and too little time. Fortunately, Dave from down the street can operate every kind of machine, from leaf blowers to industrial cranes, and he stops by our … Continue reading

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Purslane: A Lowly Weed Has Its Day in the Sun






FROM THE ARCHIVE: On the scale of existential pleasure, summer afternoons have exalted rank. Edith Wharton went so far as to declare: “Summer afternoon — summer afternoon; to me those have always been the most beautiful words in the English … Continue reading

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