Happy February, everyone! The groundhog saw his shadow, so it’s six more weeks of staring at shriveled-up, brown vegetation and sighing over seed catalogs. Maybe I could grow corn on my back deck this summer?…maybe not. *wink* Speaking of gardening, the picture above was the top choice of folks who participated in the “Choose your…

   
This week marks the anniversary of the death of famous American poet/author/critic Edgar Allan Poe on Oct 7, 1849. Although the cause of his death was vaguely listed as “congestion of the brain,” the root cause is still a mystery. No autopsy was done or death certificate issued. The circumstances of Poe’s death: Poe was…

   
Happy Autumn Equinox, everyone! Today marks the “official” start of fall in the Northern hemisphere, with exactly 12 hours of sunlight and 12 hours of darkness, and it’s all downhill from there as far as daylight goes, LOL, until December 21st. I hear it’s the only day where you can balance a pumpkin on its…