Monthly Archives: April 2011

Not My So-Called Life, My New Authentic Life

It’s become clear to me over the last few days that, sud­denly, with­out warn­ing, and for no appar­ent rea­son, I’ve turned a cor­ner. Last year I was totin’ that barge and liftin’ that bale in a job that could only be described as the most ghastly of intel­lec­tual sweat­shops. This year… Well, there’s only one

Class Warfare in the Coreopsis

I’ve got­ten a sum­mer job offer–and that’s very good news, given the fact that being “free­way fac­ulty” means I don’t have an aca­d­e­mic home after May 22. It’s a job that I might not have taken were it not for my new-found seren­ity. Nor­mally, the very thought of sum­mer joblessness–of any joblessness–would have thrown me into

Diary of a Mad Horticulturist, 2.0

I’m so moved. Baby and I have wel­comed into the world … well, really, the front yard … our first (sniff) child! This baby hydrangea is the result of my very first les­son in propagation–right after Marc and I started dat­ing in sum­mer 2009. I blogged about a few of those lessons, way back in