I've wanted to start doing this for some time now, and in light of my coming across several interesting tidbits of information lately and it being winter and all, when I'll do just about anything to liven things up around me (including seeing just how long I can go on with a sentence before taking a breath and having it still make sense), I figured now was as good a time as any to start my "Weekend Wisdom" feature.
|Sydney J. Harris|
With the internet giving us so much information at our fingertips and the ever-present temptation of going off on tangents (How did I end up here and what was it I was looking for again?), I'm always coming across interesting things that I either didn't know before or have long forgotten. Being a lover of trivia, I know exactly why Mr. Harris felt compelled to share those things he encountered.
When I was in Little Rock, Arkansas, last May, I had a conversation with the charming Genevieve Schmidt of North Coast Gardening about doing this. She thought it was a great idea and urged me to "Do it!!" Your voice has been nagging me at the back of my brain all these months, so here you go, Gen - the first "Weekend Wisdom" post is in your honor.
You may read something you already knew. You may read something that I already knew too, but found interesting enough to share. It won't always be about gardening either and that's okay, because we gardeners are the sum of our parts and those parts don't always have dirt under their nails. My intent is to make Weekend Wisdom a weekly feature, appearing on either Saturday or Sunday, by definition. I hope you enjoy it.
You know we have several cats here, right? My DEXA Scan shows that I have very good bone density for a 55-year-old woman. Thanks, Baby.