Author Archives: J. F. Booth

About J. F. Booth

I am a writer and educator.

Remembering Valentines

Nancy, my sister, and I would divide up the Valentines. Then began the tough job of choosing which card would go to which recipient. I seem to remember that in early February, our teacher sent home a list of the … Continue reading

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Warning: following are 2 poems I’ve written (In case you’re not fond of poetry, you may want to skip this entry; I will understand.)

  Grief is the tear we wipe away, embarrassed, the gasp in the dark, phones ringing through the night. Grief tastes of Mother’s pies that no one’s mastered, the smell of Dad’s tobacco, pipes so long gone cold. Grief sits … Continue reading

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February Gardens column

Three Small Changes to Help the Environment BY JANICE F. BOOTH JAN. 22, 2021 As I bundle up before the fire and wish spring would hurry up, my thoughts often wander to the joys and activities that are ushered in with … Continue reading

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January’s Garden Column

A Tiny Garden Framed in a Winter Window BY JANICE F. BOOTH JAN. 04, 2021 January can be a tough month to navigate, looking out the window at the muted colors, the gray and white of winter. You may see bare … Continue reading

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December’s Garden Column for What’s Up? Magazine

Gifts That Keep on Giving BY JANICE F. BOOTH DEC. 05, 2020 Like every other event and occasion over the last nine months, the holidays will look and feel quite different this year for most of us. With that in mind, … Continue reading

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