Bands on the Edge of Greatness: The Crooked Saws

March 1, 2013

The Group: The Crooked Saws
The Sound: Low-down dirty rock/blues with an edge.
The remedy: JD Black in a cut glass tumbler, or Maker’s Mark for bourbon lovers
When: A rainy night in November
Where and Why: The only all-night bar in KC, MO, or the Fine Line in frosty Minneapolis. It’s all good and it’s all real.


December 24, 2012

Gardens are Nature’s psychological therapy.

Pardon My Garden

The native and ornamental grasses in my yard are blooming and provide a nice resting place for wildlife.

The Korean Feather Reed Grass has pink seed heads that look nice with the pink flowers around it; the Echinacea and Joe Pye Weed.

This is Joe Pye Weed – Little Joe, with more Korean Feather Reed Grass – Calamagrostis Brachytricia.

One evening, after a sunny day, I saw this little snake resting itself between the blades of grass in the meadow, where we don’t cut the grass.  When I tried to get a little closer I disturbed the grass and it slide away.  I have always been scared of snakes, but also fascinated.  Having them in the garden means I have plenty of biodiversity, letting the snake be part of the food chain.  I think we are mutually scared of each other.

The ornamental grass, Giant Sacaton, where I spotted the snake, was also…

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