I came here by accident,if there ever is really an accident. I had part of the poem The Cold Within and was looking for the complete poem.This web sight had that and just spoke to me, so being the curious type and loving my feathered friends -birds I looked around and decided that this was a great place to seak out and voila! here I am. Life is good even with the trials and tribulations that we face. And being here on mother Earth wherever is always a joy! Is life always easy for me? no ,…Continue
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Rhiannon Hull and running are synonymous. If you like the idea of pushing yourself to the limits and reaching some, this story will take you there. Read the story first, then…
Added by Michael Levin on March 29, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Is loaded to sing.
Look what good poetry can do:
Untie the knot in the burlap sack
And lift the golden
~Hafiz (translated by Daniel Ladinsky)
Read more inspiring poetry at the…Continue
Added by Michael Levin on March 28, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Today indeed was a great day at the garden. You're looking at the end of the story.
It all began early today with all the windows open at our little home. The birds were singing way before dawn. If you've never been to Florida, I suggest you choose March as the month to make your visit. The citrus trees and anything else that blooms…Continue
Added by Michael Levin on March 25, 2012 at 11:57pm — No Comments
It's Springtime here in Florida. The birds let you know every day. It's a paradise for a birdwatcher. The mornings are especially beautiful these days. I took a sunrise walk and was lucky enough to be right next to a cardinal singing his morning song. Enjoy the…
Added by Michael Levin on March 25, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments
(Ron Chandler and Ted picking a peck of purple peppers at the McRorie Community Garden in Gainesville, FL)
Take some fresh lemons and make lemonade. Cut up some jalapeños and put them in a container of water. Let the jalapeños infuse into the water just like you do with a mojito. Add the jalapeño water to the lemonade and…Continue
Added by Michael Levin on March 22, 2012 at 6:29pm — No Comments
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These sprouts started out in the grocery store and then germinated about 4 days in my kitchen. …Continue
Added by Michael Levin on March 22, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments
You can make a nice City bike or touring bike out of an old mountain bike from the era when they had a rigid fork (a cheap suspension fork is the spawn of Satan).
I recently repainted and rebuilt and old Trek MTB for my nephew. I painted it in…Continue
Added by Michael Levin on March 21, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Tepache is a fermented Mexican drink made from pineapple and spices. I read through lots of recipes and derived this:
1 large pineapple
5 crushed up cloves
10 cups (about 2 1/2 liters) of water
3 cups of piloncillo (brown sugar)
3 tablespoons of canela (cinnamon)…
Added by Michael Levin on March 15, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
It's dawn here in the swamp and the birds are waking up. Listen by clicking here and you'll hear the various suburban bird life here in Gainesville, Florida.…Continue
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Yes, it's that time of year in this brilliant place, Florida. You know what I mean. If you live anywhere that has citrus, you are fully aware of this phenomenon. It's called Spring.
I can remember excitedly telling people that March is the best month to visit Florida. People in California, for example. Funny. People in Chile. Even more…Continue
Added by Michael Levin on March 13, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
My bud Shmal and I have planted some kale we bought from Farmer John at the Gainesville Alachua County Farmer's Market at Bo Diddly Square. Shmal said to me "Hey, Mike - this seems like ornamental kale. I don't know whether it's edible." So, I walked over and took a look. Then, I took a bite. Sure enough, it was very rough and fibrous. I asked Farmer John and he said "It's…Continue
Added by Michael Levin on March 11, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments