The Brandon Tree

The spindly pine seedling poked a few inches above the Styrofoam cup clutched in my kindergartner’s hands. He proudly held his Arbor Day gift and wanted to plant it. Our yard was narrow and heavily shaded by mature maple trees, … Continue reading

The Secret to Strength and Growth – It’s Not What You Think It Is

Hang around a health club, and you’ll meet the die-hards. The ones you don’t talk to for fear of breaking their focus. The ones with a list of their upper body, lower body, cardio, interval training, strength and flexibility workouts … Continue reading

The Flower Pot Saga

For the last several years I’ve kicked off the gardening season with a renewed resolution, “This year the flower pots by the front door will look stupendous.” Ever the student, each well-designed pot I come across before heading to the … Continue reading