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The best time to plant a tree

It’s strange that’s it’s already been a year since my babies were just small black dots with tiny green mohawks.  They’re about four inches tall now. I should explain. At the beginning of the pandemic, I planted six Japanese Black Pine trees to bonsai. Growing a bonsai tree from seed is called ‘misho.’  It will […]

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Better late than never

About 2,047 years ago, a Roman historian wrote the eternal words, “potius seo quam numquam.“ Or in our words, “rather late than never.“ But nobody told my high school teacher, Ms. Kattan, that. She made it so awful to be late that I would rather skip school than face her wrath. I often chose ‘never.’ […]