I love it when the succulents suddenly put out their strange flowers, like the antennae of creatures from another planet. Just moved about a cubic yard of dirt, uphill, for the last row of the vegetable garden. When I was young I spent some time on the stupid end of a shovel, and now here I am, retired, with the shovel back in my hands. Still good for an hour or two of this simple, hard, brain-refreshing labor. Now back to creating intellectual property. - Michael Lipsey

I love it when the succulents suddenly put out their strange flowers, like the antennae of creatures from another planet. Just moved about a cubic yard of dirt, uphill, for the last row of the vegetable garden. When I was young I spent some time on the stupid end of a shovel, and now here I am, retired, with the shovel back in my hands. Still good for an hour or two of this simple, hard, brain-refreshing labor. Now back to creating intellectual property. - Michael Lipsey