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Bee Gardens & Dog Fences

Signs of Spring Buds on the Lilac, a Forsythia in Bloom & Garden catalogs! These sure signs of spring appeared this week. The forsythia is such a bright spot in an otherwise dreary garden. The stack of garden catalogs is growing… Continue Reading →

Rescued from Obscurity: Clarina Nichols, Early Women’s Rights Activist

Most Americans are familiar with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, leaders of the early women’s rights movement. Almost lost to history, though, was Clarina Nichols, a fervent advocate and activist for women’s rights. Originally a Vermont-based activist, Nichols… Continue Reading →

Mystery Series for Wine Lovers

The Winemaker Detective Omnibus by Jean-Pierre Alaux & Noël Balen Translated by Sally Pane This collection of three novellas introduces readers to the world of middle-aged professional winemaker and famous critic Benjamin Cooker and his assistant Virgile Lanssien, a handsome… Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday, Casimir Pulaski

March 6 is one of three dates that may have been Casimir Pulaski’s birthdate in Warka, Poland. In the Chicago area and in Savannah, Georgia, Pulaski’s birthday is a big deal. Casimir Pulaski Day is an Illinois state holiday, observed… Continue Reading →

Better than Before What?

To help clear my mind and focus in the mornings, I’ve been trying to remember to meditate and to exercise. While attempting to develop these activities into habits, Gretchen Rubin’s Better than Before fell into my lap. Outside of nutrition-… Continue Reading →

Moms’ Weekend Blueberry Muffins

I’m headed out tomorrow with a couple of friends to the quiet woods of Wisconsin for my idea of camping: facials; whirlpools; meditation room; restaurants; and, a three bedroom loft suite overlooking a lake. [Wisconsin resorts are very affordable in… Continue Reading →

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