Relationships sour. What can I say? First, there are so many things to love. Most imposing is the ridiculously oversized pretension of it. Some of the feature articles are genuinely spectacular. 1,181 more words
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He finds, as we all do perhaps, that the pace of life is faster today than it was a generation ago. Estates are “no longer family-transferred like before” and maintained lovingly with a deference to history and patrimony, but sold to new owners who have a different take on how things should be, and a garden’s lifespan is growing shorter.
I confess I’m addicted to booklists. No sooner do I finish one book, but I’m into another.
What surprises me is that I can’t remember anyone in my family serving as a role model when I was a child, either reading to me or picking-up a book for themselves, with the exception of the late intervention of my eldest brother, David, recently discharged from the army after WWII and anticipating college under the newly inaugurated GI Bill. 929 more words