Melodrama at the Smithsonian

By popular demand, here is the intriguing, drama-filled story of James Smithson, the renegade British aristocrat and scientist who provided the funds for the Smithsonian, with little direction and few…

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Save the Dates.

I’m teaching several workshops in the coming weeks, and I would love to see you there. Read on for complete schedule. And send me a note (yellow box at the…

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Some Cool Stuff About Poinsettias I Bet You Didn’t Know

Today, December 12, is Poinsettia Day. That was the day on which Joel Roberts Poinsett, for whom this beautiful holiday plant is named, died in 1851. More about Mr. Poinsett…

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Take a Bath in Chamomile

Chamomile is widely regarded as a very mild, very safe tranquilizer and sleep aid. But what if you took a bath in it instead of drinking it? I’ll show you…

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