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In his book Inside Plants, A Gardeners’ Guide to Plant Anatomy and Physiology, local author Gary A. Ritchie, Ph.D., begins at the beginning. The earth, he notes, is estimated to be 4.54 … more
I stopped by the Olympia Senior Center on Monday to attend the first Low-Vision Support Group meeting since 2019. Facilitated by Resource Advocate Program Manager, Martha Worcester, this group met … more
Greetings! First, a bit of an explanation. When I initially agreed to write this column, I intended it to be similar to a column that I ghost-wrote for The Dallas Morning News, featuring … more
Dear Lexis,  What is the purpose of life? Thanks,            ~ Curious in Lacey  Dear Curious in Lacey, This is a challenging question, but one … more
Once, ages ago, I was a guest on a radio talk show in Vancouver, B. C., and a caller asked if he could grow tomatoes on his apartment balcony. I asked him what direction his balcony faced. He … more
Please indulge me as I present a most unusual view of Thurston County. Shown in the photo, it's a view from 40 miles away, about 2,500 feet high on a mountain in the Olympics.  I was there in … more
I really liked Betty White. I don’t usually write about celebrities. The Paris Hiltons and Kardashians of this world bore me stiff. Million-dollar weddings in castles and cathedrals are too … more
Happy New Year! Recently, I have seen several posts from friends suggesting that setting resolutions may be a negative action and that they prefer to choose a more positive response to the new year. … more
Dear Readers, My resiliency has really been put to the test this year.So many unanticipated things have happened.It’s been really hard to deal with, especially with a new baby. I want so … more
 January is a month for thinking rather than doing. And Mirabel Osler’s book, A Gentle Plea for Chaos, has me thinking about surprising things. For instance, who knew there is a … more
I generally don’t do New Year’s Resolutions. Gave those up years ago. That being said, lately I have become a fan of a television program called My Lottery Dream Home on the HGTV … more
Happy Holidays. I hope you are safe and warm. I know the snow is not pleasant for everyone, but I have to say I was delighted to have a real white Christmas. I have only experienced this once … more
Dear Lexis, After our family Christmas celebrations, I find myself feeling low. I’ve always loved Christmas, but this year it just seemed like there wasn’t enough time. What kinds of … more
This week I escaped from worry about omicron by dreaming about sweet peas. It’s been a very helpful strategy for seeing beyond gray cold skies, too. Sweet peas, in case you’ve … more
I’ve been receiving Grand Magazine, free, online for the past few years. It’s filled with interesting articles about intergenerational activities, problems, and solutions. In the … more
Tragedy is always a sorrowful event, but even more heartbreaking when it occurs so close to the holidays. Recently, we have seen the devastation from tornadoes in the Midwest, the strongest … more
Dear Lexis, I’m in my first year of college and I don’t know what major I should work toward. There are a lot of interesting things, but I feel that choosing one innately means … more
I know I’m a bit late with suggestions for holiday gifts for gardeners, but then, aren’t most of us running late on one thing or another this time of year? And anyway, some of my … more
 Thank You … Christmas is only a week and a half away so I’ve been thinking about all the things I have to be grateful for this past year. First of all, I am grateful to God, … more
Dear Lexis, I've been working toward building a career as a public speaker, but as I get closer to success, I can't help but feel like a fraud. Who am I to be teaching people when I'm still … more
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