An Uncle Billy kind of day

An Uncle Billy kind of day

I had an Uncle Billy kind of day yesterday involving two trips to the DMV, an unsuccessful attempt to get a flu shot and a wrong turn coming out of Freedom I only noticed when I saw a sign welcoming me to the Oneida Reservation. Luckily, Uncle Billy Days always end in an unexpected, joyful [...]

The lost art of boredom

The lost art of boredom

I haven't been bored in more than a decade and I think that's a real shame. Have you? Good, old-fashioned, listening-to-the-clock-tic-toc-and-wondering-if-the-hands-are-moving-at-all boredom leads to all kinds of wonderful things like innovation, introspection, art, music, poetry and, occasionally, a ridiculously clean and well-organized bedroom. I'd like to be so bored one day that I pull out [...]

Oh, the horrors!

Oh, the horrors!

I invited a predator into my indoor plantar garden this summer and I am sorrier than I can say. Like most problems I get myself into, this one grew from an altruistic intent and spiraled out of control thanks to my own insecurities. I planted cucumber seeds earlier this spring because I felt a little [...]