Month: June 2010

Currently reading… Gardener’s Nightcap

books / Natural world

I must first start out here by saying that I am not a gardener. I grew up deep in the country but had nobody to tell me the names of the various plants around except for those of three or four varieties of trees. Today, I can definitely distinguish a specimen of any species of moss from a sunflower, and both of those from a California redwood. I actually do know a few more species […]

Monday morning, and the engagement news

Ephemera

I am still happily overwhelmed by Peter and Betsy’s official engagement, and am starting to be bewildered by all of what I assume are the traditional worries of a mother-in-law, like “Oh my gawd, how do you plan a wedding, anyway?” Then I remember, with relief, that it’s not the groom’s family that organizes the wedding. One thing that I remember from the time of my own engagement, lo those many years ago into the […]

Peter & Betsy!

Ephemera

Congratulations for my son and his brand-new fiancée, Betsy! No details yet to share with anyone, but Peter and Betsy are probably the only two people who are happier about it than we are.

qotd

qotd

“We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet,” he says. via Stephen Hawking: Broadcasting to aliens may be ‘too risky’ – USATODAY.com.