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September 6, 2022

Ah, the mysteries of space and time… especially time. Perhaps a physicist could explain why it passes so quickly. Another year is almost over for me, since my birthday is this month. This is also the second anniversary of The Purple Prose Room. Last year, I celebrated with a cake, whose recipe is included in…

February 3, 2022

No, this isn’t an excuse. It really is a true story about a special batch of potpourri christened Peace Potion. I hadn’t made a batch of potpourri for more than twenty years. I’m not really sure why, though I’ve always had at least one rose bush in my yard since we moved to Texas. Perhaps…

January 31, 2022

Happy Belated New Year and best wishes to you and yours in 2022. Now that the pleasantries are out of the way, please pardon me while I work on an attitude adjustment. I know the title of this post doesn’t sound particularly uplifting. Basically, it indicates that no matter what someone does, they’re screwed, but…

October 21, 2021

During the month of September 2021, I celebrated two milestones, my birthday and the first anniversary of this website. As fate would have it, Heart of a Star uses my birthstone as both a character and the cover art. Accident? Maw-ha-ha. I think not. Since no party is complete without a gift, I offered a…

January 18, 2021

Perhaps it’s time the human race became reacquainted with our most powerful symbol of love. Not to mention the one plant family, whose own history is most intimately entwined with ours.