honeybee on echinacea flower

The garden in a time of uncertainty

This has been one of the strangest gardening seasons I have had. We have had a long, slow beginning to the growing season with glimpses of sun, but then lots of rain and cool temperatures. The plants are enjoying all the water after last year’s droughty summer–everything is quite green and lush. The weedy plants…

Herbs to soothe our collective grief

On this day of Thanksgiving in America, there are a lot of people in pain. There are people who do not have homes, people who have lost their children to police violence, people whose lives have been torn apart by sexual violence, people who are angry and have many good reasons to feel rage. We…

HUMIRA, or, my choiceless choice

I sat in the nurse practitioner’s office knowing that the results of my colonscopy were not going to be good.  I had been vaguely conscious toward the end of the procedure, and heard the doctor comment that he wanted her to see these results, that the inflammation was bad.  I didn’t remember much of this…