After a few false starts, spring is truly getting underway now in Portland -- actually, it seems we've skipped over spring altogether and launched right into summer! Regardless, winter's well over and that means my garden turning into a jungle. Unfortunately, I'm also dealing with a certain stripey pest problem... Classified in scientific terms as … Continue reading A Monstrous Pest Problem in My Fruity Garden
A glimpse at how the wedding traditions of Ancient Rome compare to those in my fantasy world of Osteria. From the age of marriage to the knot of hercules.
As I’ve mentioned once or twice (okay, maybe closer to a thousand) times before, my fantasy world of Osteria didn’t just pop into my head. It was heavily based on life in Ancient Rome and, to a lesser extent, Ancient Greece. In previous posts you learned about some of the major influences of Roman culture … Continue reading The Three Ts of Ancient Rome: Time, Taverns, and Toilets
Yes!!! I have survived the dreaded head cold and am now so excitedly ripping through my current project, that simply can't bear to take a break. So, I'm going to call this Wednesday a blogging "cheat" day and recycle one of the articles from my most recent newsletter (which you can sign up for HERE … Continue reading Writing the Day Away
--Hey Finn, do you want to help me with a little book promotion? --Do I get to dress up!? It's been a while since I broke out the kilt and caber. --Well, no, but you do get to help teach people about gardening in a sustainable way. --And... --It's for Earth Day. --And.... --There's a … Continue reading Finn McSpool is Going Native for Earth Day