Newest Acquisition

Pictured above is what a mature Cascalote (caesalpinia cacalaco) looks like. Pictured below is what my three-year-old Cascalote looks like now: And here’s what it looked like when I first planted it last year: One of the greatest joys of gardening is watching trees grow. I planted all of the trees in my yard asContinue reading “Newest Acquisition”

What is Art Anymore?

So, my husband showed me a video the other day. It was a montage of artistic movements throughout history as interpreted by A.I. (artificial intelligence). The video starts off normally enough with images of Ice Age cave art before it morphs into Ancient Egyptian Art, Greek Art, Roman Art, Christian Art, Renaissance Art, Romantic Art,Continue reading “What is Art Anymore?”

Western Lamentations

No Longer The old West is not old anymore.  The Wild West is no  longer  wild.  The old West is the New West  and the New West is empty. Anyone itching to read some FREE poetry today? PAST POETRY is a collection of poems for history lovers, environmentalists, vagabonds, and those with broken hearts. click here forContinue reading “Western Lamentations”

Resolutions 2023

Another year has rolled over, so the time is nigh to decide what goals I want to focus on this year. Given that the world is barreling toward mass ecocide, most of my focus will be on what I can do to lessen my environmental impact. I’ve noticed that almost everything I touch contains someContinue reading “Resolutions 2023”

No Umbrellas Allowed

I admittedly did not watch the ball drop in New York last night, but I did watch some of the “festivities.” I put festivities in quotations because it didn’t look like people were having fun getting soaking wet standing in the rain without an umbrella. “Why is everyone allowing themselves to get wet?” I askedContinue reading “No Umbrellas Allowed”

The Trip That Never Was HIGHLIGHTS

So, the retrospective of the trip that never happened is complete. I had a fun virtual journey, so much so that I’ve decided to review all the days and pick out some highlights. Had I actually gone on this trip, these are the things I would probably most remember: 1- A nice little walk around WALDENContinue reading “The Trip That Never Was HIGHLIGHTS”

Song of the Week

I love the comment that someone wrote on this video: “I always play this song when it rains and I look out the window.” Soma Sonic was a band active in the ’90s. suggestions from previous weeks: Orville Peck, Dead of Night. Steve Lacy – Give You the World. decker. The Holy Ghost. songs:ohia – Cross the Road, Molina.Continue reading “Song of the Week”