Monday, May 31, 2010
This is what I believe--knowing that so such of the world shares anti-Semitic feelings disguised as anti-Zionism, no Israeli soldier would attack a highly publicized blockade unless there was gross provocation. I deplore the death of the nine blockade runners and the injuries suffered by Israel's Shayetet 13. Nevertheless, my support of Israel and its people remains unwavering. Jews everywhere will suffer the consequences of this event. Anti-Semites will use it to justify their hatred. I remain with Israel in solidarity and in hope for a peaceful future.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
I do not use chemicals in my garden. If the roses develop black spot, as they invariably do, they get the tough love treatment. If insects feast on the basil, i let them. Between these plagues and the herd of deer that took up residence in my neighborhood a few years ago, only the toughest plants survive. Old roses and thorny shrubs usually survive Bambi's depredations. Gooseberries yield a respectable crop. Quince is another story. It sets fruit that promises a glorious harvest, but in autumn all manner of fungi and insect attack the fruit and render it inedible.
Maybe it is naive to try to garden organically in this part of the world. Maybe it is folly to try to combine writing and gardening unless one is Vita Sackville-West. I persist out of the mad hope that one of these days everything will order itself beautifully. Who know? Ii might be right.
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