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Inflaming Violence

The first thing to remember is the media rule, “If it bleeds, it leads.” Anyone who has had contact with the media on a regular basis, knows that there are deadlines and more often than not, a whole story is seldom aired or printed the first time. If one is dealing with honest reporters of

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

10 Ways to an Easy Garden

Time seems to grind to a halt when those stressed voices repeat themselves in my head, but not in the garden; an unplugged afternoon appears to melt away stress like a fading sun. Gardening is my escape from a hyper-connected world of Facebook, inbox, and scrolling Instagram posts. It becomes my inspiration when spending too

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Opinion: A Tale of Two Political Parties

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

11 Summer Flowers that Outpace the Rest

The brightest flowers of the summer planting season wait until temperatures rise above 90 degrees to do “their thing.” Like sunbathers on a golden Lake Powell beach, summer-blooming varieties are planted when the sun is bright, and temperatures are hot. Here are my top 11 flowers that outpace the rest in fragrance and ability to

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Police, Racism, BLM & Antifa

First, let me state that I am 100% against true racism. Not the “racism” that left wing politicians call, “systemic racism”, whatever that is; they never define it. Not the imaginary racism that is supposed to be hidden with code words or can only be detected with “dog whistles”. I’m opposed to the racism that

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Fun Plants to Grow with Kids

It’s my grandmother’s fault! Tomatoes warmed by the afternoon sun eaten ripe with saltshaker in hand, is how my grandmother enticed me into her gardens. Honestly, she often scolded me for leaving the kitchen saltshaker in the garden. I now share her passion for the garden with my six children and three grandchildren. She simply

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