An Open Letter to My Dad

Dear Dad,

When something goes shittily wrong with something a member of our family was doing, please tell me so that I don’t, when talking to them, ask them how that thing is going and thus causing them to have to recount all the ways it’s gone terrible and causing me to feel like a complete chump for bringing it up.


Your Unhappy Daughter

Spending Sunday with Dead Strangers

Marigolds and Other Garden Matters


This is what I’m thinking about as a layout for the garden, leaving three feet between rows, but doubling up the rows of stuff that don’t need as much room.

I’m a firm believer in the miraculous properties of marigolds and have purchased some French marigold seeds to rim the garden with.  My question now is, do I plan on putting marigolds in with the plants, too?

Anyway, I’m open for suggestions about the garden layout and interested to hear what you’re doing in yours.