Today, I discovered evidence in the garden that proves that I am not completely worthless. Perhaps...
During out two week absence, plants I set matured and even thrived (except tomatoes, which seem to have succumbed to some plant disease). We can enjoy cucumbers and peppers in salad at dinner, which come from my garden. This is a first.
I recall my parents and grandmother having a garden behind various houses at which we lived. My grandmother grew cucumbers to make pickles. Green beans were always a key feature, as were tomatoes. One garden had asparagus, which I refused to eat.
My daughter and wife always marveled at my mother's garden, because no such thing was ever tried at home. Until now....
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.