notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


John Updike has died. I have mixed feelings about his work - loved A&P when I read i in high school, hated those Rabbit books, which I couldn't even finish. Maybe I prefer his short stories to his novels. Pigeon Feathers, a collection of short fiction, really impressed me.

Regardless of my tastes, the guy made an impact, and it's always a bummer to lose an icon. The Muck salutes you, John.