Tips from my fifty-year long love affair with nature

Author’s photo, taken in the Keukenhof Tulip Gardens


Finding space to be our best selves

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She's a thief!


Reentry is impossible — a poem and essay

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A story I shared with my grandson about when I had the measles

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Reflections from the past into the present

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The journal continued


That doesn’t mean your parents were monsters

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Why children don’t want to blame parents


Organic gardening basics

Children can begin gardening when they are toddlers — Author’s photo

Gardening with a toddler


Organic gardening basics

My garden, located in New York State. This photo shows ways I experimented with fabric planters (they were great!) and also shows the placement of a picnic table, perfect for a summer lunch or potting plants — Author’s photo.

How do you want to use your garden?

  • Growing ornamentals: Whether…


Or don’t, if it adds to your pain

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I’m not sorry for writing this

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Crystalclearcandace

Writer, poet, gardener, life-long learner, warrior for children, lover of faerie, freedom, and joy. She/her/hers.

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