Tag: Spirit

The Daily Beauty: Prickly Pear in Bloom

That's right, we're blooming!

Outside the UVa Bookstore, atop the Emmett Street parking garage, there are two sad concrete planters containing two much-abused plants: opuntiae, or prickly pear cactus. Temps on that brick and concrete walk are glacially cold in winter and must soar…

The Thing Called Hope


Far too regularly, I seem to succumb to despair. The things I care about seem so obvious to me–and yet so unimportant to my own family members and most of the people I know. My struggle with industrial food, for…

Spring Fever


While Baby worked on the site plan, I’ve been working diligently on a companion planting scheme for our garden on 10-1/2 Street. See, I have this whole thing about weeding–as in hating it, especially while sweating and swatting bugs in…