Gardening Will Drive You Insane

Erma Bombeck once wrote about crazy gardeners in Wit's End. As I recall, she quipped about her "black thumb" versus her neighbor's overwhelming affinity for plants. Despite my love for flowers and plants, I am not the best gardener and probably never will be. I first began designing my garden and landscaping my house during … Continue reading Gardening Will Drive You Insane

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The Imp of the Perverse

I am often tempted (dare I say, "haunted"?) by "the Imp of the Perverse". Edgar Allen Poe wrote about "The Imp of the Perverse" in a short story of the same title in 1845. He described this little demon as the insane desire to jump off a cliff, just for the experience, albeit brief. The … Continue reading The Imp of the Perverse