Foxglove Moments

Alan's haunting novel of the AIDS epidemic, As If Death Summoned, was released on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2020, and has won the Foreword INDIES LGBT Book of the Year Award. Watch the book trailer here. Read the reviews here.



Yesterday I visited Tsugawa nursery, looking for some herbs to plant on my hillside, providing the mountain beavers a little herbal seasoning to go with the young rhododendrons they are enjoying so much.

A helpful attendant showed me to the herbs area, which contained a large selection--a variety of mints, coriander, basil, sage, rosemary, tarragon, fennel, oregano--then she gestured to a whole separate table, exclaiming, "And I've got all the thyme in the world!"

Her comment occupied and entertained me all afternoon as I planted the herbs, chuckling to myself while thinking:

There is No Thyme Like the Present,
Thyme Flies,
Thyme is Money.
The Thyme is Out of Joint,
one is Killing Thyme.
Now maybe
There Will Be Peace in Our Thyme

Planting the basil wasn't half as much fun.





[First posted: May 10, 2015]

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