Rain Song

As Robert Plant sang so poignantly in Led Zeppelin’s The Rain Song, “This is the mystery of the quotient.  Upon us all a little rain must fall.”  (album: Houses of the Holy, 1973) He was full of it, of course.  He should have been singing, “When it rains, it pours.”… Continue reading

Live: It’s The Beetles

I’m going to talk about blister beetles, but I want you know know that problems of this kind start well before the first beetle arrives in my yard.   It starts in January. You know what I mean. That’s when the pushers start showing up, the ones who have learned our… Continue reading

Five more things not in mainstream media

· Thing #1  Yes, it is still winter I suppose I could stop right there. I mean, look at the calendar. It’s February, fer cryin’ out loud. But… but… Farmer’s Almanac says we’re past the middle of winter, which point is not the same as Groundhog Day but close enough…. Continue reading

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