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Reflections on sprinkler repair and the Armenian genocide

Let me brag about fixing a significant leak in my front-yard sprinkler system. I do feel pleased that I generated the gumption yesterday to tackle the problem. I have registered the accomplishment on the positive side of my internal scorecard. … Continue reading

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Seeking peace of mind in denial works until the truth floods out

I woke up yesterday morning in a can-do spirit. I decided I would check out the lawn sprinklers and adjust the spray heads if needed. Sure enough, three of them were out of whack. A few turns with a screwdriver … Continue reading

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Reflections of killing snails and ants

I went on snail patrol early the other morning and rounded up about a dozen of these creatures. I put them in a 90-gallon green-waste container to await transport to the city of Sacramento’s compost pit. I told myself they … Continue reading

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Life and death decisions in the garden

  I spared the volunteer sunflowers yesterday and gave them a deep drink of water. I had been thinking of getting rid of them. My wife, who usually requisitions a patch of the “back forty” for her flower garden, announced … Continue reading

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