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I'm currently adding content to several blogs, all hosted on a site called HubPages. You may subscribe to my feed below, and you may also visit any of the articles I've published from this page. Here is a list of articles, arranged by the following topics:

Gardening - - - - Do It Yourself Projects - - - -Movies ---

Tarot --- Real Estate- - - - Antiques- - - -Food & Cooking


Gardening:

I recently moved, and when I did I took over 200 dearly loved perennial plants with me, all of which I dug up, divided and potted. I'm writing about that at times overwhelming experience, as well as about gardening in general, since it is one of the enduring passions of my life.

 

How to Divide Herbaceous Perennial Plants - Part 1

How to Divide Herbaceous Perennial Plants - Part 2

How to Divide Herbaceous Perennial Plants - Part 3

 

How to Transplant Herbaceous Perennial Plants - Part 1

How to Transplant Herbaceous Perennial Plants - Part 2

How to Transplant Herbaceous Perennial Plants - Part 3

 

How to Grow Tall Bearded Iris

 

How to To Prepare For Spring:Top Five Mid-Winter Gardening Tips

How To Prepare For Spring: Top Five Early Spring Gardening Tips

The Top Ten Signs of Spring (Mid-Atlantic USA)

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Do It Yourself Projects:

When I sold my house in order to buy a larger house to share with my fiancé, I moved into a wonderful suburb of Philadelphia, PA that was developed almost entirely before 1965. The most venerable houses date back to the mid-1700s, but most were built in the middle of the 20th century, and the house we bought-built in 1952-is typical of the area: It's solid stone and brick, with gleaming hardwood floors, highly detailed millwork and three and a half wonderful baths that are still, amazingly, 80% original. Restoring those beautiful, full-tile baths to their former glory, ripping out way too much nasty 1970s wallpaper and wall-to-wall carpeting, and painting, fixing, improving every detail of my house is my new obsession. And I'll be documenting all of it, in words, photos and video, in my DIY blog.

 

Paint Like a Pro: How to Choose The Right Paint Brush

Paint Like a Pro: How To Choose The Right Type of Paint

Paint Like a Pro: How To Paint Interior Window and Door Trim

Paint Like a Pro: My Top Five Painting Tips

 

My Top 5 Must Have Tools For Do It Yourselfers

Uncommon Uses for Common Household Products

 

How to Remove Shower Doors from a Bathtub - An Easy Step-by-Step Guide

 

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Movies:

I am fascinated by the rich visual vocabulary of film and have long been a student of the surviving movies from the silent era as well as early talkies, pre-code gems, film noir and quirky comedies. My movie blogs are a way for me to share my interest in cinematography and the language of imagery, so sit back, munch your popcorn and enjoy!

 

American Beauty (1999 - United States)

The Artist (2011 - France)

Asphalt (1929 - Germany)

The Aviator (2004 - United States)

Borat (2006 - United States)

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920 - Germany)

Cache (2005 - France)

Chocolat (2000 - United States)

The Da Vinci Code (2006 - United States)

The Descendants (2011 - United States)

The Divorcee (1930 - United States)

Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story (2004 - United States)

Flushed Away (2006 - United States)

A Free Soul (1931 - United States)

Helvetica (2007 - United States)

High and Low (1963 - Japan)

The Host (2006 - South Korea)

Hustle & Flow (2005 - United States)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956 - United States)

Lady in the Lake (1947 - United States)

Lucky Numbers (2000 - United States)

M (1931 - Germany)

Marnie (1964 - United States)

Memento (2000 - United States)

Metropolis (1927 - Germany)

Midnight in Paris (2011 - United States)

Moneyball (2011 - UnitedStates)

Mr. Brooks (2007 - UnitedStates)

Nosferatu (1922 - Germany)

The Notorious Bettie Page (2005 - United States)

Orpheus (1950 - France)

The Prestige (2006 - United States)

Queen Christina (1933 - United States)

Secret Agent (1936 - England)

The Secret Garden (1993 - United States)

Shadow of the Vampire (2000 - UnitedStates)

Shaun of the Dead (2004 - Great Britain)

Snakes on a Plane (2006 - United-States)

Spies (1928 - Germany)

Talladega Nights - The Legend of Ricky Bobby (2006 - United States)

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933 - Germany)

The Trial (1962 - France)

The Triplets of Belleville (2003 - France)

White Heat (1949 - United States)

Zoolander (2001 - United States)

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Tarot

The Language of Tarot is my comprehensive, 452 page guide to reading Taor cards. learn more about it here:

 

A Video Introduction to The Language of Tarot

How to Mix or Shuffle Tarot Cards for a Reading

 

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Real Estate

In 2011, in the midst of the worst housing market we've seen since The Great Depression, I not only sold my house myself, I got my asking price--which ended up being a full $60,000.00 over what two Realtors had tolsd me my home was worth. I am writing a series of articles that will explain, step by step, exactly how I did it.

Sell Your House Yourself - How to Get Started

Sell Your House Yourself: How To Set A Realistic Asking Price - Part 1

Sell Your House Yourself: How To Set A Realistic Asking Price - Part 2

Sell Your House Yourself: How To Write Real Estate Copy That Sells - Part 1

Sell Your House Yourself: How To Write Real Estate Copy That Sells - Part 2

Sell Your House Yourself: How To Write Real Estate Copy That Sells - Part 3

 

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Antiques

My parents were antiques dealers and I grew up surrounded by cool old stuff. It's a terrific subject about which to write, so look for lots more on collecting and enjoying antiques!

How to Have a Very Vintage Christmas

 

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Food & Cooking

 

I love to cook and enjoy sharing my favorite recipes, as well as tips on growing vegetables and herbs.

 

How to Make Perfect Chili Rellenos

How to Make Easy and Delicious Tomatillo Salsa Verde

How to-Grow Your Own Nutritious and Delicious Sprouts (including my recipe for Shrimp, Avocado & Radish Sprout Ceviche)

 

 

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