The Violet Fern

A Colorful Tale of a Garden in the Making


I’m Going to Do It Again

You go back, Jack, do it again, wheels turnin’ ’round and ’round
You go back, Jack, do it again …

Well, life is a gamble and so far I feel I’m on a losing streak but at the same time a jackpot winner. This year is about turning inward. It is about staying low and keeping my nose to the grindstone, sharpening my skills and developing new ones. It is about exploring the universe within me and plotting a course for a journey that may actually take me somewhere.


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Paint, Plant, Cook

It’s been some time since I’ve written and here we are in a brand new year. Welcome to 2018 in which my mantra is “PAINT, PLANT, COOK.” My real goal is to make some kind of personal income but in order to achieve that goal I must paint, plant cook, repeat. This is what I know. This is how. It’s the how I am wrestling with.

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The Lake

Finally I reveal the lake! I’ve been taunting and teasing you for months, I know. I feel like my last few posts have been nothing but complaints, and I absolutely have nothing to complain about! Hello, struggling human here trying to be better, bigger (but not in a physical way, please), complete-er, grateful, accomplished, healthy, wellthy … it IS a struggle, for me, anyway. However, this summer I’ve come to realize a few things.


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