Category: Opinion

Great Essay: I’m Not The Radical Left, I’m The Humane Middle

Great Essay: I’m Not The Radical Left, I’m The Humane Middle

Stuff that needs to be said.

Memorial Day 2018 Redux

Memorial Day 2018 Redux

Reposting the Glover Gardens 2018 salute to Memorial Day.

Happy Earth Day, and Have You Thought About Bees?

Happy Earth Day, and Have You Thought About Bees?

Although every day should be Earth Day, it’s cool that we have a day to heighten awareness and reflect on doing a better job caring for our world. Checking on the Earth Day happenings at EarthDay.org, I found that one of the ongoing ecological campaigns […]

Bye-Bye Barbie

Bye-Bye Barbie

It’s a different world than the one in which these Barbies were the gift of choice for little girls.

Haiku: Two Words

Haiku: Two Words

Important words: I voted.

Memorial Day, Andy Rooney, the Thankful Foreigner, and Blowin’ in the Wind

Memorial Day, Andy Rooney, the Thankful Foreigner, and Blowin’ in the Wind

It’s Memorial Day here in the U.S. The day we remember those who served in our military and did not live to come home. Andy Rooney Rethinks Memorial Day I saw a thoughtful piece by the late commentator Andy Rooney that’s worth sharing, Rooney Rethinks Memorial […]

Sunshine Blogger Nominations and Q&A

Sunshine Blogger Nominations and Q&A

The Glover Gardens response to the nomination from the A. JoAnn Blog for a Sunshine Blogger Award. I like that name: sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy.

Haiku: The Dangers of Hubris (NaHaiWriMo)

Haiku: The Dangers of Hubris (NaHaiWriMo)

Sometimes contemplation requires a lamentation haiku. (There’s a lot of hubris going around.)

I Hate Beets (Haiku and Rant for NaHaiWriMo)

I Hate Beets (Haiku and Rant for NaHaiWriMo)

Haiku and confessions of a beet-hater with friends who keep trying to like them.

National Haiku Writing Month (#NaHaiWriMo) and the 5-7-5 Controversy

National Haiku Writing Month (#NaHaiWriMo) and the 5-7-5 Controversy

Like a woman who wears an inappropriate dress to a party but feels like a million bucks in it, I think I’ll just write haiku my way,

Haiku: Random Sentences I Heard Today

Haiku: Random Sentences I Heard Today

Three unrelated sentences strung together turned into one of my favorite haiku, ever.

St. Francis Prayer of Peace for a World That Needs It

St. Francis Prayer of Peace for a World That Needs It

Hello world, friends, family and neighbors: I wish you peace, love, happiness, serenity, interesting hobbies, low blood pressure and job security. I’m not Catholic but I have a spiritual crush on St. Francis – how can you not love the patron saint of animals???!!! I ran […]

2017 in Glover Gardens: Looking Back to Look Ahead

2017 in Glover Gardens: Looking Back to Look Ahead

It seems like yesterday that I was creating this post, Happy New Year! and looking ahead to 2017, and now here we are again, at the brink of yet another new year. I look forward to sharing and connecting with you all in 2018 via the […]

It’s Not as Bad as It Looks!

It’s Not as Bad as It Looks!

An actual good use for white zinfandel: a marinade for smoked salmon, and flavor enhancer for stock.

Heresy! “‘Recipes are dead’: What the future of cooking might look like” article from The Washington Post

Heresy! “‘Recipes are dead’: What the future of cooking might look like” article from The Washington Post

The Glover Gardens take on a provocative idea about recipes and cookbooks being obsolete in the face of new technology: they’re NOT.

Eating “As Low on the Food Chain as You Can”

Eating “As Low on the Food Chain as You Can”

Warning – this might be a rant. Many moons ago, back when I still listened to AM radio, I heard a physician on a call-in show called “Ask the Doctor” make a pronouncement about food and healthy eating, and it stuck with me: Eat as […]


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