While attending a marriage seminar on communication, Tom and his wife Peg listened to the instructor declare, "It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other." He asked Tom, "Can you describe your wife's favorite flower?" Tom leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently and whispered, "Pillsbury All-Purpose, isn't it?" The rest of the story is not pleasant. —Author unknown

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Naked in the garden: It seems so wrong, but feels so right

It seemed so wrong, but felt so right.

I just had to go naked today.

In the garden. I mean, the garden went naked. What were you thinking?

It’s not even April, but there I was, raking and pulling back the accumulated leaves and other debris that insulate my garden beds over the winter. Normally, I would not [...]

Spring gardens—warp speed ahead!

We had 6.75 inches of snow in Des Moines last Friday and by Sunday, when most of it melted away, spring was everywhere. Ever since we set our clocks ahead one hour, time seems to have gotten away from me and is moving at warp speed.

There’s still a curious mound of snow on the north [...]

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