Too late for the copy editor

(Wigeon = a type  of duck. The addition of the D with reference to the bird seems to be a fairly common error. Common or not, wigeons aren’t widgeons, even though both can fly. Other streets in this neighborhood include Hummingbird, Larkbunting, Goshawk, and Towhee, not Sikorsky.) * (Targhee =  a breed of sheep, a … Read more

A small adventure in gardening

I’ve gardened successfully in other places I’ve lived—especially the Northwest and New England—and I grew up in the Midwest, where dirt was dirt and manure was plentiful, especially in a family that owned a few hundred (older-style) Holsteins. In all the years I’ve lived in Colorado, I’ve made efforts at gardening and have only about … Read more