About me

Unemployed, too young for Medicare too old for anyone else to care; too rich for Medicaid, too poor to travel; I attempt gardening, hiking, biking, birding, canoeing, kayaking, and getting out of bed in the morning.

I  have not watched TV regularly since 2006. (I also don’t own a microwave.) And, I have not read a newspaper since about 2004.

I’ve lived in (from North to South) New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida; moved a lot.

My other website is a much more sophisticated and intellectual gardening site: www.emilycompost.com. (My original website is about compost. Now this. Could there be a pattern emerging?)

So far this is morphing into a few essays.

Health Care:
Breast Cancer vs The Tornado – If it bleeds, it leads.
Breast Cancer Prevention – Prevention or Cure?
Breast Cancer Happiness – My take on “Pinkwashing”
(Im)Patient Registration – the most annoying part of the health care system?
Patient Names – who cares?
Health Insurance Bills – figure them out?
Nursing Home Noise – all quiet at the nursing home?
Remote Elder Care – Internet monitoring of nursing home.

Other Topics:
Perked Coffee – you remember perked coffee, don’t you?
Restaurant Signals – restaurant diners must organize!
Dishwasher Awards – how do you load yours?
Thoreau and the Three Seasons on Cape Cod – No spring? What Thoreau really thought.
The Most Scenic Drive in America – Believe it!!
Emerson in a World of Twitter – penny wisdom.
Pumpkin Pie Recipe Poem – a recipe in a poem format. In time for the holidays!

And, a series of essays on a gardening project: Dirt.

I try to add an essay twice a week.  We’ll see how it goes.

Oh, and at least one other site had the good taste to publish one of my poems (here). Boomer Cafe focuses on baby boomers with active, youthful lifestyles.

Brevity magazine has also published an essay of mine, “Abandoned.”

Another thing. I have a poetry site: Wretched Rhymes of young Whippersnappers. Visit anytime.