Some things bloom best in bad soil

The package of nasturtium seeds sat in my seed collection for several years before I realized they had long expired. But just in case any still held a spark of life, I planted them anyway.  With their attractive heart-shaped leaves, jewel-toned flowers and peppery taste, nasturtiums make a tasty – …

Untangling jargon

On the right day, at the scheduled time, my co-worker and I adjusted our bifocals. Then we sat down in front of my work computer for an introduction to the office’s newly installed file management program. Over speaker phone, an enthusiastic company rep introduced himself as Tim and requested permission …