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Thursday 13, for old time’s sake

BFF: “You haven’t blogged in ages.” Me: “I know.” Inside me: “WHO ARE YOU, YOU IMPOSTER WHO CALLS HERSELF A WRITER?!” Yeah, …

Helping things grow

Sometimes, it’s literal–cultivating veggies and flowers. Often, it’s educational–helping students learn and expand their thinking. Frequently, it’s personal–generating ideas and new skills. …

The color and texture of spring

Although I’m feeling trepidation at another painful drought year, I’m relishing the color and texture of early spring in Sacramento.     …

Becoming a crazy bird lady

The sun is shining on a chilly spring day. A breeze cuts through tall grasses as 15-year-old me tromps through the wetlands …

#100HappyDays: The $10,000 tomato

18 ounces of tomato goodness, July 5, 2014. “Honeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyy, LOOK!” I exclaim, holding up a tomato the size of my head. (Well, …