The Real 12th Man Wears Maroon and White

The Real 12th Man Wears Maroon and White

E. King Gill stands ready Now that Johnny Football and his 12th Man have ended their college football season, and done quite well, thank you very much, the Super Bowl-bound Seattle Seahawks and their version of the 12th Man are getting lots of air time. My son, who...

Mammillarias and Their Halos

I suspect I may have written about mammillarias before, but I never get tired of their pretty little halos of flowers. And they are blooming now, so I will share them with you again. All varieties of mammillaria flower but don’t all produce the circle of flowers;...

A New Golden Rule for the Internet Age

I’m sure I’m showing my age, but social media has done a number on social graces. Remember the old “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything?” Well Twitter took care of that. Just post whatever tacky or nasty comment that comes to your mind, and then try to...

Don’t Be Afraid to Prune Your Jade Tree

Crassula ovata, commonly referred to as a jade tree, is one of the more popular and easily grown succulents. If it is given the right growing conditions. With enough sunlight and correct watering and trimming, crassula ovata will grow into a lovely plant shaped like a...

The Magazine Wars

You may remember my frustration over Vogue magazine and the lack of relevancy to my life (“My Love-Hate Relationship With Vogue Magazine,” September 12, 2013). Well, the plot thickens! Not long after that blog, a September issue of Cosmopolitan appears in the mail....