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Spring is my favorite. It feels uncool to admit that because it’s so easy, always fresh and floriferous. I like to think I prefer a challenge — in September I will tell you a late summer … more
We have been patiently waiting for Spring to show her pretty little face. The forsythia, daffodil, and crocus are peeking around the corners reminding us that winter has said goodbye. Their lovely … more
The other day at the library a guide to macramé caught my eye. I have un-fond memories from the 1970s of knotted owl wall hangings with creepy beaded eyes, and hitting my head on plants strung … more
Everyone I talk to is antsy to dig in the garden as if it’s time. It’s not. Daffodils are up but not budded. It’s too soggy to plant. Too early to divide. Too soon for most of us … more
Are seed catalogs still arriving in your mailbox, including your email? Since making my first seed order from a catalog several years ago, I now receive catalogs from all over the country. I also … more
I worry sometimes I’ll forget everything I ever learned if I don’t practice every day. Like losing muscle after a prolonged stint on the couch with a dog on my feet. (Happens to me every … more
My seed catalogs have begun arriving and I can’t get enough of them! I’m already dreaming of this coming season's vegetable garden. I find some of my best ideas arrive over my morning cup … more
What a lovely mild autumn we experienced! I recall the day before Thanksgiving it delivered a warm rain complete with thunder and lightening. The next day we deep fried our turkey and were grateful … more
I can’t imagine anyone, especially right after a holiday meal, tossing the leftovers. No matter how full we are, how satisfied and sleepy, we know we’ll get hungry for sandwiches. I feel … more
It’s bulb-planting time and many of my gardening friends are busy getting their tulips, daffodils and hyacinths in the ground. What about garlic, I ask? It’s a bulb. And one many of us … more
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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.