Stop the Shaming

I grew up in an extended family of women who repeatedly told me complaining wasn’t ladylike. That I should try to get along with people better. That I embarrassed myself.

Mother Nature Is Always Teaching Me Something

I bought a marked-down rose plant at Lowe’s one year. It was supposed to be a shrub type of rose, docile, hybridized within a centimeter of its life. Instead I got a frightening old-fashioned climbing rose.