The Garden Is Always Greener

This is the view from my picnic table this week. Look up and you are looking into the blossom filled, galaxy like interior of the massive magnolia tree that resides in my back yard.   I love this tree and Read more ›

If Wishes Were Horses…

My mom use to tell me “if wishes were horses, beggers would ride.” I wish I could explain to you why I was gone for so long. I have sat down to write this post at least a dozen times Read more ›

Patty Boyko 1961 – 2012

Spring came early this year to Cleveland. In fact, it has been here for weeks if the evidence of snowdrops blooming in my garden is to be believed. So I am technically late signing on and I wish I was Read more ›

10 Years On, 2 Weeks Out

10 years ago, about this time, I was thinking to myself, “Who the hell is stupid enough to fly a Cessna into the Twin Towers? Those things are HUGE!” And to be fair, it was a topic of great interest Read more ›

Sicily Kitty 1996-2010

My garden lost a great friend yesterday. I am sorry to be so morose. Many of you come here looking for laughs and this past week I have posted little of that. But this blog is about my life and Read more ›

My Garden Pet Cemetery

I have found it always starts with a “Mom, [insert pet’s name here] isn’t moving.” And from there the morning rolls right into the shitter. The rest of the morning is filled with tears and explanations about life and death Read more ›

Hello World

Hello? Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone at home? Come on, now, I hear you’re feeling down. Well I can ease your pain Get you on your feet again. Relax. I’ll Read more ›