Live With Flair

(my daily blog)

Simple Garden Plan

At the last minute today—right as we chose our golden marigolds for our front bed by the ginkgo tree—we decided we do, after all, want

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Just Because You Can

I often read posts about how great new technologies are and how they’ll maximize our productivity and allow us to do more and more and

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Things I’m Learning About Trauma

This summer—for the next 6 weeks—I’m earning a certification in Trauma-Informed Pedagogy for Higher Education. Technically, the title is this: Certificate in Building Resilience through

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Against All Hope

I’m standing there, pruning my plumcot tree, and behold! I see an actual baby plumcot! It’s the size of a large, green olive. I cannot

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Take Away Half

My pruning knowledge continues to increase. Now that I have two plums and a new peach tree, I need to learn expert pruning techniques. I

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Perfect Little Lilac

Every day, find something lovely to observe. It’s so good for you to do this. My lovely thing? This perfect little lilac. It’s over 20

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