The Passing of the Pansies

Pansies planted in the fall are vibrant and beautiful. They muddle through the winter, look brilliant in a frost, then come up shining again in the spring only to die in the heat that begins to brutalize Baltimore at the beginning of May. They never seem to retain their full glory for Mother’s Day. Year […]

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Everything’s Coming Up Green

It was market day at the Whitelock Community Farm — its first market day ever. Another goal accomplished in the Farm’s mission to take Reservoir Hill off the list of Baltimore’s food deserts. There was a steady flow of customers at the stand and the first greens of the season sold out. I was the […]

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Bloomin’ Among the Ruin

Detroit has fallen on some hard times. Its wealth and prosperity are gone. What was once a vibrant city with two million inhabitants has become a broken, hollow and burnt out shell — almost. Scratch the grime encrusted surface of this city and you can still make out the grandeur that was there during the […]

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A Tomato Called Bubba

Bubba won the Masters. Augusta put a green jacket on a guy who uses a pink driver. A bubba (in lowercase) refers to a member of that class of Southern male persons who drive around with kegs of beer in the back of their pickups. Most of the boys who are members at Augusta probably […]

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