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So We Come To The End

11 Nov

Sorry everybody, but, it’s come to this. I don’t have the time to write the Granny Cart anymore.

Looking Forward to the Future

I’m not leaving the Internet, I’m still embarrassing myself in public in several locations– like on Twitter, Flickr and over at the Garden–but I just haven’t figured out a way to do it all anymore. I used to have two hours before I went to work in which I could write and think and cogitate, but now I’m up-and-attem every morning, fighting the incoming commuters at Grand Central like a salmon swimming upstream before I used to even be out of bed. And then, when I get home, I have no interest in sitting in front of the computer anymore.  I’ve gotten to a point where I’m happy just sharing my life with my husband and family and fighting the good fight for my job. In short, I’m happy.

The Granny Cart was, in many ways, born out of anger and frustration with the limitations of my job at Forbes. It was an outlet. I guess I don’t need an outlet anymore.  But then again, you never know. Perhaps I’ll soon find the world of plants and flowers and giant pumpkins stultifying, and you’ll find me back here, writing about finance and politics.  You just never know.

In the meantime: Be well, eat well, live well. It’s been quite the ride.


Short & Sweet

23 Sep

I’m back, and I’ve got a little something up my sleeve.

Shorter, sweeter, lighters posts, and more of them.  I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about why I was having trouble keeping the Granny Cart fresh, and it came down to one thing: length.  The posts were too long, too ponderous.  I felt heavy thinking about them and trying to write them.  I felt constrained by their length and the necessity of keeping photos on a theme.  So I’ve chopped that up completely and given the site a new spin.

And so you’ll find a little post about peppers, and one about a fuzzy new friend, there’s a brief little vignette from a funny little restaurant, a view of the city from a friend’s rooftop and how scars heal in the garden. There’s also a jig of a recipe for eating a novel part of the Brussels sprout and photos from a paddle I took in my new kayak where I spied on an Osprey.

I hope you like the new feel.  It’s early goings for me, but so far, I’m liking it a whole lot.  Please let me know what you think.