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Post #1331 • April 16, 2009, 11:21 AM

We have some new family members in the house. Red Short Vine tomato, Yellow Pear tomato, basil, cilantro, arugula, mesclun, and some kind of Japanese lettuce that I'm not sure I've ever eaten. After the last frost - in Boston, sometime in May - we'll put them outside and start nibbling on them a couple weeks later. It will be three years since I've planted anything in dirt I've called my own.

Those of you who read the Cowling interview will not be surprised to hear that Artblog.net is putting down some new roots as well. Today starts a big code push that I hope will be functional by Monday. The details are rather technical, but it will open up new possibilities for the site and insure its continuation into the far future, at least in internet years.

I finally excised it from the interview, but at one point I had catalogued all the upheavals of life that Supergirl and I have endured over the last three years, during which time we moved, between us, four times: me from Miami to Boston, her from Ft. Lauderdale to Boston, both of us from Boston to Laguna Beach, then both of us back to Boston. We bought a house here, partly, to put a pre-emptive stop to the itinerancy. Six months later, after a winter that went out of its way to make sure that we were serious about living in New England, all this delicate new rooting takes on particular poigniancy. An old Yiddish proverb says "Man plans; God laughs," but at looks like we've settled some of our biggest uncertainties for the time being. And now it's time to get to work.

Artblog.net returns Monday.

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