Archive for September 2021

Do you know pokeweed?

Do you know pokeweed?
This is a picture of pokeweed. It is a native plant, with dripping purple-black berries in the fall. Birds are quite fond of the berries, but according to the USDA–the berries are toxic for people! The berries can be used as a fabric dye, or even ink. It is an intense, red-purple color. Here is... Read more »

The sky was clear and blue that day

The sky was clear and blue that day
Do you remember where you were, and what you were doing that September morning? It was a Tuesday. It was a work day in Chicago. People waited for buses and trains. Kids were going to school. Women were having babies. Those babies born that day will be twenty years old, now. They could, and hopefully... Read more »