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Spring Jade

After barely surviving this winter, my McGovern jade plant has just decided to thrive, branch out, and take over the world. (That’s kind of how I feel about winter and spring, too.)

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Orchid Insurance

I’ve never made it to the top of the Gardening skill track in the Sims, but I’m pretty sure that the top proficiency is “Meg’s Granny” skill level. At this proficiency level, you use a stick to stake an amaryllis, … Continue reading

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Chana Masala

It’s really all Sanchaita’s fault. When I was visiting my sister Bethie, her friend Sanchaita invited us to dinner. She cooked the most amazing chickpea curry — as part of a feast of other amazing dishes, I should add — … Continue reading

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Nancy Drew Dossier: Resorting To Danger

Resorting To Danger, by Her Interactive, is the second in the Nancy Drew Dossier series, following Lights, Camera, Curses!. This time, Nancy is investigating a series of bombs at the Redondo, a rejuvenation clinic for the stars. The bombs are … Continue reading

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Harvest Moonlighting

Last weekend, Stick and I went out to pick strawberries.  We ended up at Buckwheat Farm, where we filled a tray and our mouths with hot red berries. It was summer-day perfection.  After half a tray, we started to get … Continue reading

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Bradford’s Ordinary

I once had an English professor who told us that foreshadowing, symbolism and irony are literary terms, and by definition, can not happen in real life. It is our desire to see our life as a coherent story, he believed, … Continue reading

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Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist 8111-137 Creedmoor Rd Raleigh, NC 27613 Last week was Triangle Restaurant Week, when an assortment of local restaurants run a special set menu. We were meeting up with Lynn and some of her friends. I ended up narrowing … Continue reading

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And Whatever It Is Farmers Raise

My friend Lynn works in a flower shop. She called about a week ago to tell me she was on her way over with a present, a little potted lavender, because when I said I always kill my plants, she … Continue reading

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Faerie Solitaire Review

I have a review of the new Faerie Solitaire up on ThumbGods. I’m a bit late posting this because every time I went to get another screenshot or check a fact, I got sucked into playing a few hands of … Continue reading

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Garden Party World

The new online kids’ game Garden Party is almost ready, and Victoria from Asylum was nice enough to send me an email introducing me to the beta. I checked out the game, which is billed as a safe, multiplayer world … Continue reading

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