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Celeste Season

Introverts need time alone to recharge their energy. Extroverts like me get energized by interacting with other people. I was home alone on Saturday trying to get motivated to do some chores when I was saved by a Facebook message. … Continue reading

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The Fig Five

My obsession with figs is apparent on my blog. Sometimes it crosses over to my Facebook and Twitter feeds too. On Tuesday, I tagged five local Facebook friends who have fig trees. One is a State Representative, one is a … Continue reading

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What’s the Fig Idea?

It will be a few years before I can harvest any fruit from my fig tree. There is some good news to report. The tree has sprouted a leaf and a few tiny buds that will grow into branches. At … Continue reading

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Go Fig-ure

It makes sense that the written word would rekindle my relationship with two librarian sisters who inspired me when they worked at the Crestwood Library during my youth. Nancy and Sheila found my blog about a year ago. Since then, … Continue reading

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Figuring It Out

If all goes well, it will be two to four years before my fig tree bears fruit. That knowledge hasn’t stopped me from looking online for stories about figs now. A New Jersey man named Jim Mellito tells the Independent … Continue reading

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Budding Reporter

In his famous BBC series on “Life on Earth,” naturalist David Attenborough showed examples of life erupting in the most remote places under the harshest conditions. The need to somehow thrive and survive was common to both flora and fauna. … Continue reading

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Root Canal

There was a long box on the front porch when I got home the other evening. I spotted it as I pulled in to the garage. I wasn’t expecting a delivery and for a few minutes my mind raced with … Continue reading

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Root Suite

The fig experiment continues. I have eight cuttings from a fig tree in Northern Virginia. I stuck three in the ground in my backyard. I wrapped three in wet paper towels. I put two in a mason jar filled with … Continue reading

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Silly Iliacus

So far, my free fig cuttings have cost me $8.88 in gardening supplies and a visit to the chiropractor. After the Antiques Roadshow reception on Thursday night, I stopped off at Walmart to buy some rooting compound. While I was … Continue reading

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Lead a Horticulture

As someone who has gone fig crazy in the past year, I have come to the conclusion that, at some point, I must start growing my own. That point came yesterday when I brought some fig cuttings home to Tennessee … Continue reading

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My Butter’s Keeper

Apparently the Easter Bunny is happy that Trader Joe’s opened a store in Knoxville. My wife and I each got TJ treats in our shared Easter basket. My wife received Almond Bark Thins and Rosemary Marcona Almonds. I was happy to … Continue reading

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French? Italian? German! Spanish!

There were two exotic chocolate treats in my Christmas stocking this year. One came from Germany, the other from Spain. Santa remembered that I love the taste of marzipan. I received a package of Schulte Feingebäck fruit-filled Dominosteine, made in Germany. … Continue reading

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Mile Highlights

The forty-fourth richest man in America was in the same room as me for a few minutes on Thursday. Philip F. Anschutz dropped by the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association Leadership Conference in Denver to accept an honorary membership award. … Continue reading

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Go Figger!

The staff at Ticonderoga Farm in Chantilly, Virginia, was cleaning up from the  Fig Lover’s Feast when my son and daughter stopped by to purchase a few figs. They sent me the good news via text before they got back … Continue reading

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