While considering next year’s resolutions doesn’t command the same observance as it did in my youth, I don’t like the smug rejection of the practice. “I don’t make resolutions!” You might say. “It’s just another day.” A new year calls for reflection. So reflect. But last year was a total waste. Total? Three-quarters of the … Continue reading
Author Archives: Rebekah Smith
The Beautiful Inexactness of Composting
Annie objects to the smell; I wish I had become an environmental engineer. From the top of the hill to the left we see a concrete slab where the organics are dumped. They will be mixed with a portion of the mountains of yard waste staged to the right and then piled up to form … Continue reading
In the Company of Microbes
With a heave and a thud, I heard the 50-pound bin of coffee crack. So that’s what’s costing me almost seven dollars a pop? I’d have to tell Rachel that I had discovered the culprit and to be more careful when she unloaded the grounds from the car. While cold weather makes the bins brittle … Continue reading
I want to sacrifice your cashier to a corn goddess.
The breeze is steady and thick with cotton that blankets my garden. An errant puff sticks to my housecoat and I imagine cottonwoods springing up from my arms. The seeds cling to my toast. They land in my coffee. I sneeze. Suddenly, a rabbit makes a break for it, bolting to safety under the deck … Continue reading