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A writer's life can be a very quiet one — perhaps that's why some choose it. For me, it can be a little too quiet, which is one reason I continue to practice therapy and consult for the entertainment business. I like to keep busy. I also like to stay energized, and that can be hard to do whe…

It's early morning, and Angus and I are in the woods. This is the very best way to begin the day — at sunrise, outside, among the birds and the trees, with my goofball dog.

Each spring I wake to the sound of a bird purring in my neighbor's trees. Now, I know birds don't purr, but that's the best word I could come up with to describe the sound. It wasn't chirping. It didn't seem like a flirty mating song. It was a little like a throaty, thrumming hoot. Could it …

Sunstar is the name of a new series of pentas debuting this spring and it is an understatement to say they are taking the world by storm. There are four colors in the series coming from Proven Winners _ pink, red lavender and rose _ and all have won awards from north to south.

In the wee hours of Monday morning, Bookshop.org _ an online bookseller whose goal is to offer financial support to independent bookstores _ earned $1 million for local bookstores across the country struggling to survive during the pandemic. Earlier this month, Bookshop partnered with Simon …

Threatened honey bees, endangered bumblebees, fading butterflies ... we hear alarms all the time about the global decline in pollinators, but does anybody really know how many are out there?

Some people experience COVID-19 as nothing more than a mild cold, and others exhibit no symptoms at all. Then there are the thousands who sicken and, often, die. Scientists are working hard to understand the underlying reasons for such huge discrepancies in symptoms and outcomes. No one know…

Much is uncertain in these uncertain times, and one of those things is the availability of some items at the grocery store.

Running out of books yet? Is such a thing possible? As we continue staying at home, do remember that a) new paperbacks are still coming out, every week, and b) your neighborhood indie bookstore, even though its doors are closed, would probably be delighted to order said paperbacks for you. (…

PHILADELPHIA — In mid-February, when the coronavirus was well on its way in the United States but almost no one was on the lookout, two employees at a northern California hospital struggled to help a woman who was feverish and gasping for breath.