Marvin Newman

Gardeners need a good sense of humor. It’s a prerequisite for planting and harvesting. My family’s garden shortcomings emphasize this need. No matter how well intended, “things” were always popping up to foil the best of intentions. Read more


It is probably safe to say Dad had a green thumb although frost, sub-freezing temperatures, insects, rabbits and other vermin would—from time to time—result in his thumb being somewhat off color. Read more


The trout and the bedpan

Mandy Newham-Cobb illustration

It is late fall in North Georgia, and the cool waters of mountain trout streams provide relief for anglers seeking a respite after the summer’s heat. Read more