Lessons from Doc: #8 Learn to like gardening, puttering around the house, and fixing things.

I speak with no authority on this principle. I am a very unsuccessful gardener even though I like to blame the fact that my yard doesn’t get enough sun to grow things, and I am a far cry from a handy man. I don’t feel any particular pride even in my ability to keep a yard. I feel a great deal of shame about this and envy those with more skill and aptitude than I have. I know I could place a higher priority on domestic responsibilities, but I also try to blame my busy life. But that is Doc’s point … [Read more...]

Lessons from Doc: #7 Learn to like the song of birds, the companionship of dogs

On #7, please see another great post by Kristine Haglund at this link:http://bycommonconsent.com/2012/06/29/learn-to-like-vii/ … [Read more...]