June 15, 2021

After almost 250 years,  America remains an experiment, a concept, an idea.  And the idea is this…that a society can manage itself in an orderly manner with direction from the many, pursuing the greatest good for the greatest

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November 18, 2020

This article appeared in Gardenopolis-Cleveland in June, 2020:


Ironclad refers to a durable group of Rhododendrons that have proven reliably hardy in Northeastern Ohio.  My favorite among the ironclads is R.’ Nova Zembla’.  I have my reasons.

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June 21, 2018

Think of all the energy those ancient Druids must have had…running around on days like this…performing their pagan rituals to celebrate the beginning of another season…moving giant rocks dozens of miles and sticking them in the ground to confound anthropologists

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October 8, 2017

It’s hard to remain sanguine these days about the future of America.

Where are all these hurricanes coming from?  Shooters?  International threats from Little Rocket Boys?

And we can’t seem to fix our hospitalization system or our tax

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April 29, 2017

We lost a local plantsman, innovator, historian and nursery industry icon last week when Jim Zampini, age 85, passed away in his sleep after a long battle with heart disease. A fusion of Italian and Hungarian ancestry, Jim grew up

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