For second grade,¬†our daughter Phoebe had one of those teachers you always remember. Her name is Vincetta Dooner, and among the many gifts she gave her students (and their parents) is this wise saying, “Out of bad comes good.”

All that rain and heat I’ve been¬†whining about? My garden has loved the weather. Never seen my lilies or tomatoes so happy.

I'm short, but still--the star gazers are sky scrapers.

I'll need a ladder--or Paul--to pick all the black cherry tomatoes.

Flora and fauna of Cleveland: morning glories and Paul


I haven’t done much writing about writing lately, have I? It must be summer…