Eighth Avenue in the Rain

  This is a painting of a little side street off Eighth Avenue Manhattan–probably somewhere in the 30s. Anytime I'm in New York when it starts to rain, I grab my camera and start looking for umbrellas! 8 x 10.  Click here to bid.  Go here to see more...

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On to the Pacific Northwest!

And the bug march continues in the Pacific Northwest.  Would love to see you guys.  Details below, but it doesn't hurt to contact the venue ahead of time to confirm dates & times.   Wednesday, June 22, 2011 7 PM Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing Beaverton, OR Thursday, June 23, 2011 7 PM Auntie's Bookstore Spokane, WA Friday, June 24, 2011 6:30 pm Third Place Books Lake Forest Park, WA Saturday, June 25,...

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Annie Proulx, Garden Writer

Before Annie Proulx became Annie Proulx, she was a garden writer. She wrote a book about salad gardening and another, called The Gourmet Gardener, about kitchen gardening. She wrote about growing grapes and building walkways and making your own food from dairy products. She wrote what is still the definitive guide to making hard cider. Storey and Rodale were her publishers; Storey has kept three of her titles in print,in part because they are...

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Off to Lincoln, NE

I'm off to Nebraska this week!  If you're in the area, maybe I'll see you there.  Here are the details: What: Amy Stewart, author of four books on botany and nature, will speak about "The Global Garden: Connecting the World of Horticulture to Your Own Backyard" and "Wicked Plants: The Deliciously Dark Side of the Plant Kingdom" When: March 18, 4 p.m. for "Wicked Plants" and 7 p.m. for...

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My Health Plan

We take a break from our regularly-scheduled programming to discuss health insurance.  There's no point rehashing what went wrong.  My question is:  Can we come up with one simple five-point plan and actually get it passed? Can it be simple enough to fit on a single sheet of paper? Here's mine.  It's under 250 words.  What's yours? All health insurance companies are required to offer the same...

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