Monthly Archives: August 2012

Why do we celebrate Labor Day anyway?

Before the early 1800’s, the United States was largely an agricultural country with an economy based on farms and farming.  People on farms and plantations worked from dawn to dusk, 12 to 14 hours a day, 7 days a week.  … Continue reading

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A Geezer’s World

Saturday morning my husband and I got an  early start running errands, one of which was to hit a big sale on compression socks at the new Austin Pharmacy in Cockeysville.  This is how you know we are turning into … Continue reading

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Enjoy an adventure on the Martha Lewis

Now that summer is drawing to a close and most of us have been on that long trip to the seashore or the mountains or some other of our favorite spots and are now back home to rest up from our journey.  … Continue reading

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Not ready to call it a summer!

This is it.  Back-to-school week for teachers.  And I’m not ready. Oh, I’m “ready.”  I’ve gone to Office Depot for a boatload of supplies. I’ve paid Toyota a significant amount of money for scheduled maintenance on my car.  I have … Continue reading

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The Sport of Kings

Summer is winding down , you’ve most likely already been to the beach if you are going. Gasoline prices are so high we can’t afford too many long trips this summer anyway.  If you are looking for a Sunday afternoon … Continue reading

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Tending the herb garden, with thoughts toward school

One advantage to ignoring the garden for a while (like the entire ridiculously hot month of July) is that when you finally attack the chaos, the results are dramatic.  Getting started, though is a daunting task.  Where to begin? My … Continue reading

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A Harford County Gem

Hey, all you Harford Countians and readers of the ZONE who live in nearby areas, got another place you may not have heard about, or you may have heard about and never had the pleasure of visiting. It is your access … Continue reading

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The North Cluster Food Bank needs your help!

You may remember that many months ago the North Cluster Food Bank (located on the grounds of Pine Grove United Methodist Church on Middletown Road) was destroyed in an unfortunate accident. We have good news! With the help of many … Continue reading

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Maywood Honey Harvest 2012

If there’s anything more satisfying to a beekeeper than seeing buckets of harvested honey, it is seeing that golden sweetness in jars.  It’s a little bit  arrogant on our part to take pride in a good harvest since the bees … Continue reading

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What a Turkey!

It was 6:30, kind of a misty, foggy morning and I had  just cranked up the scooter and started the rounds of my residential complex, i.e. my apartment in Harborside.  First I opened the vertical blinds to see what was happening on … Continue reading

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