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Achenblog: May 7, 2006 - May 13, 2006

Disciplined Sloth

Since rededicating myself to a life of leisure I have been vexed by the many different options for serious inactivity. Naively I thought I could begin the day by vowing to be unproductive, and then just let things happen from...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 12, 2006; 8:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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At the Gym

Naturally I've been pretty much living at the gym in preparation for beach season. In the fall we put away nuts for the winter; in the winter and spring we try to lose the effects of those nuts as we...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 10, 2006; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (367)
 
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My Farm Journal

This is the time of year when I dream of a well-composed yard, where all the shapes and textures come together in a sublime vegetal symphony (azaleas on drums). The human eye yearns for an Edenic landscape that is...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 8, 2006; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Gator Country

We visited Miami recently and I almost immediately dragged the kids off to the swamp. In Miami a person must head to the swamp for relief from the urban jangle. Miami is fabulous and fun, but there are too many...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 7, 2006; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (144)
 
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