Believe and Bloom

There is a parable about a sower, who plants seeds on different terrains.  The sower planted one set of seeds in rocky soil.  Those seeds sprouted quickly, producing small vibrant plants, because of the unprepared and shallow soil.  But when the sun reached its apex, bearing down its scorching, unforgiving rays,  the plants withered and … Continue reading Believe and Bloom


Did you know that a penny placed on the railroad track will derail the entire train?  I have heard this nugget of information (and believed it) for most of my youth.  After all, if so many people were saying it, it had to be true... right?  A very dangerous experiment, Yet kids and even adults … Continue reading Derailed

A beautiful lie

Foxglove is a beautiful flower that graces the most cultured gardens, shaming the more demure plants  with its  gorgeous trumpet shaped fuschia petals.   Or is It? Actually foxglove is an invasive weed whose entire structure is poisonous. Digitalis, the chemical found in foxglove can kill children, pets and even adults. Children are drawn to … Continue reading A beautiful lie