Monthly Archives: April 2016

Mayapples

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Have you ever seen a mayapple blossom? They are shy, and hide about halfway down the stem of the plant, their faces turned away from prying eyes. Mayapples grow in colonies from a single root system. That’s why you will … Continue reading

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Blue-Eyed Grass

When viewed from a distance, while taking a walk, the blue-eyed grass does not look all that different from the rue anemones  scattered all around — just a slightly bluer tinge to the petals. But when we move in closer, … Continue reading

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Duped by a Drupe

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[This short piece was first published in the fall of 2013 on a site that has since closed.] Fall is very nearly upon us. I can tell, because the dogwood tree is fruiting. The little red berry-like objects are really … Continue reading

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My Experiences with Socialized Healthcare

[This article was first published in October of 2013 on a site that has since closed.] A friend of mine posted on Facebook some of her experiences with socialized medicine while she was abroad. She spoke of the free health … Continue reading

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