Memento Mori

"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live." — Marcus Aurelius Yesterday, we went on our evening walk and discovered a two-day old gosling that had been abandoned by it's family. After following it around for over an hour, observing a man sic his dog on... Continue Reading →

Tending the Garden of Life

Novice gardeners often claim wilting plants on inexperience, weather conditions, or being born without a "green thumb." An expert gardener will tell you that limited experience, extreme heat, and inconsistent watering routines matter less than we think. The key to a thriving garden is nutrient-rich soil. Healthy soil prevents disease and supports long-term growth. One... Continue Reading →

The Three Little Moringas

Two weeks ago, I planted three wispy, little moringa trees. Each was two feet tall, an eight of an inch thick, and adorned with a few small leaves. The twiggy branch emerging from the tiny plastic pot of soil looked pathetic. I was hopeful, but not expectant. I took a shovel to the dense ground... Continue Reading →

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