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Fashion & Beauty

Spring into Summer

By Judith A. Ross
By Judith A. Ross

On the verge of summer in Massachusetts: my “Little Miss Kim” lilac arrives in a burst of grapey color and then immediately fades to white, leaving behind a trail of sweet perfume that fills the yard for days. . .

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Lifestyle

Fresh From the Family Garden and Via FedEx

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Large gardens were always a part of my life. The six children in my family had to be fed, and this was the country life as it really existed — not the faux one that urbanites of the 21st century create when they escape the city to grow a vineyard, buy goats and make cheese, or become summer farmers. During…
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Lifestyle

The Red Wheelbarrow: A Meditation

By Billie Brown
so much depends
 upon a red wheel
barrow glazed with rain
water beside the white
chickens. So wrote the young aspiring poet William Carlos Williams in 1923. At his young age, how did he know? At his age, I was aspiring to be the world’s greatest poet or film star – or a cheerleader. Later, as a wife and mother I strove for…
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Lifestyle · Money & Careers

Alex Stewart: OMG the Garden is a Disaster. A metaphor for the market?

By Alexsandra Stewart
It’s that time of the year. My garden is in horrible shape, seemingly fatally wounded by winter’s wrath. While Portland gardens most always are fairly uninspiring and bleak in January, this year the garden seems to be in worse condition than usual. The artichokes look dead.  Leaves of mush and slime, lying against dirt. Over half of the strawberry plants…
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