April 10, 2021

(Slightly Belated) Lenten Reading Suggestions

Now that Lent is over and the Easter season is in full swing, I thought it would be a good time (!) to share two Lenten reflection books that I really enjoyed this year. Probably I should save this post for right around the beginning of February next year…but there is little chance I’ll remember […]

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At 05:27 PM

March 27, 2021

We knew Louisiana had water problems…but not this kind

This NPR story has been on my mind this week: Known For Its Floods, Louisiana Is Running Dangerously Short Of Groundwater Louisiana has a lot of problems – rampant industrial pollution, abysmal rates of poverty and chronic health problems, bottom-of-the barrel education, to name a few – but I, like many others, didn’t think that […]

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At 02:24 PM

March 20, 2021

Lenten Poetry

I set myself a writing goal for Lent: one poem a day, related in some way to the daily readings. I knew it would be a challenge, but I sit down to write almost every day anyway, so it should have been just the first part of my usual writing time, repurposed. I did not […]

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At 02:34 PM

March 12, 2021

A Musical Mate Latte

So…we painted a piano green. In our defense, the sound board is warped, and it won’t hold a tune anymore. But we didn’t want to put it on the curb…so we’re turning it into a planter. (Can’t you just imagine some purple basil in there?) I thought I was painting it a nice deep sage […]

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At 04:41 PM

March 6, 2021

Our last frost date was February 25…

No deep thoughts this week, so here’s the garden update: The scraggly bush-tree that was a stump when we moved in 2 1/2 years ago has shown its true colors. It is most definitely a Japanese magnolia, which I have wanted in my yard since I first met one almost 20 years ago at Tulane. […]

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At 02:10 PM


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