Sturdy Citrus

A Pineapple Grows in Bronx

There’s a thought-provoking show of medicinal plants at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx right now. 4.5 billion of the world’s people regularly use plants to treat illness or for other healthcare purposes. Burrowing our heads into a big bush of lemon balm was invigorating and the favorite smell of the day. It…

Jeanne's 100th birthday

Die Laughing

My friend and distant relative Jeanne turned 100 years old at a fabulous birthday party in January, 2013. She was a musician, walker, wife x 3, great-grandmother x 6,and a vital soul. Last week Jeanne’s daughter was visiting her in Reno, Nevada — her daughter was in the kitchen when she heard peals of laughter…