The Garden Tea Party

The great joy of living in Coleridge Park is my fellow denizens; and one of the finest is Jude, who was inspired by our bedraggled garden to organize a Garden Club to take care of it. Many of us had been pitching in at times to do some watering or maintenance; but this was, at […]

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The Excursion of Death

OK, in the first place, nobody died. It was a memorial gathering for my friend Nina Youkelson, about whose death I recently posted. The only thing that died was another little piece of my pride. So yes, I went overboard for a snappy title just because not everything went smoothly even though the memorial itself […]

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A Facebook History

Back when Facebook was quite new, two trendy friends kept pressing my dear friend and longtime companion Louis to join, so he did. Being a nice guy, he gave me his password so I could look, too. And it was interesting. Then some problems arose. First, quite rapidly Louis had enough Facebook friends that together […]

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Perfect Timing

What might save us from a slow death by global warming would be the arrival of Chicxulub II. Several years ago I had a long dialogue with an older cousin about how lucky I was to have been born at the very beginning of the 1940’s. This meant that my parents had by then clawed […]

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Countdown to Lindsay

The reason we never heard of the 1932 Emu War in Western Australia is that the emus won. I’m driving down to Lindsay on 25 Apr 19 to try doing a photo essay on the Olson’s citrus grove in the same spirit that several years ago I drove to Oakdale and photographed John Bulk making […]

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Nina Youkelson

I met Nina shortly after i moved into Coleridge Park in August, 2017 and we spoke a few times, but the friendship didn’t really get going until the following October, when she ratcheted it up. See, my Epiphyllum Anguliger had three big flower buds that were about to open, and i decided that rather than just […]

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Opti

At dawn, i was awakened from a fitful sleep when the jackbooted thugs kicked down my door and announced that it would go easier on me if i didn’t make ’em conduct a long search for the stash of opti they knew was somewhere on the premises. They were relatively gentle, but it didn’t take […]

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The Slippery Slope

“You feel as if you’ve stepped back to when the cars driving by were Packards rather than Priuses. ” – John King I’m trying desperately to hold my mind together.  We all are here in this senior housing since most of us have watched a dear one swirl down into Alzheimers and thus have as […]

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A Horticultural and Culinary Triumph

In the Libertarian Bible, Christ auctioned off the loaves and fishes. Ever since i put my prized Pachypodium brevicaule out on the public patio so it could get enough sun to bloom and it promptly got watered to death, my favorite houseplant is my Epiphyllum anguliger, which has bloomed faithfully for me for the past […]

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Bitten

Yikes! As of 20 March 2019, something has bitten my website so that many features no longer work, images no longer show up, and the home page is hopelessly messed up. I’m working on this. Please be patient.

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