Gesundheit

DammitKaren: Gesundheit.Some languages seem to have embraced the magic of single, compound-noun words.* For example, in German (should I know how to speak German, that is), I could claim that several …

Never a dull moment

Another season of Karen vs. the Lawn has begun. So far this year, I have raked, top-dressed and overseeded the front and back yard,  half-heartedly pulled up some weeds (which …

Filthy Little Beasties

Weekend fun at the end of the summer (despite other people’s assertions that summer is, in fact, over — you know who you are! — and also perhaps the calendar… …

Go Arugula!

“Guaranteed to Grow!” it promised, the faded blue letters still somewhat visible against the once-bright orange background. Well, I thought, might as well give it a try. This past weekend …