The Cobweb Parable

The August morning was ever so beautiful. The cold front had brought cooler than normal temperatures the night before, so the grass was heavy with dew. Grass on the paths under the trees was even wet. As usual, I was walking quickly with the dog in tow. On mornings like this… Continue reading

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Weeds Have Value?

How can this be? Weeds have value? If you have ever planted a garden or planted something as small as a good-sized pot, weeds have a way of appearing. Please notice the little photo of a newly planted row of turnip greens. Everything looks fine, but it is not. A… Continue reading

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Colorful Trouble

There is an expression in journalism in the form of a question: “What’s the inside scoop?” In other words, what is the real story? What is the real condition of things? In the process of working on a wooden fence in the winter months of the San Joaquin Valley, the… Continue reading

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