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Universal Truths I Learned from Weeding the Garden

By L.A. standards, we have a lot of land: just over 1/4 of an acre. Anywhere else, it’s a postage stamp.

Last winter, we didn’t get as much rain as we did this year, and so this year’s weed growth is unprecedented. I knew it wouldn’t be a small task, so admittedly I’ve been putting it off, and while I was out there pulling, I learned a few universal truths (yet again). Continue reading ‘Universal Truths I Learned from Weeding the Garden’


The Trouble with Krispy Kreme Donuts

doughnuts.gifI had my very first Krispy Kreme donut in Florida. The chain originated in the south. There was nothing like it, and once you’ve had a Krispy Kreme donut, you’re pretty much spoiled for good. There wasn’t one in Naples, so I didn’t make a very regular diet of them there, but out of town I’d often be greeted by the Hot Doughnuts Now sign, and veer off my path to get one.

When I moved to Ft. Lauderdale, where, in spite of the body-conscious scene, there were Krispy Kremes everywhere. I resisted as much as I could, but I’m only human, and after being out at the bars, driving home, I’d see one in the distance, flashing, beckoning. HOT. DOUGHNUTS. NOW. I’d relent. My roommate, Chad and I would get a half-dozen – three each – and have them devoured before we’d arrived home. Two miles away.

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