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Recommended: Doug Green’s garden newsletter

I learned about Doug when I bought a book on cold-climate rose growing, and now I look forward to his very personal and amusing newsletters, which come every Saturday morning (most impressive!) except for a brief hiatus now. If you garden anywhere but at the equator, I'm sure you'll find good ideas in Doug's books and articles, and enjoy his good humor. Here are some articles at DougGreensGarden.com that caught my eye this morning: Frugal Gardening

November 23rd, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Only Connect! Thoughts from India and Japan

Two articles this week in the international press, one about India and the other about Japan, brought home to me our essential need for connection and community, and the terrible things that result from the breakdown of sustaining community bonds. "Community" so often sounds esoteric, an intangible "good" that doesn't mean much in real life. In fact, it has many real-life benefits, including better health and longer life as well as happiness. Its absence means all kinds of social and personal ills.

October 24th, 2013|Categories: Community|