This week we've been reminded that fame and power offer no protection against time, illness and poor judgment.
No surprise there.
So I could ask you about your favorite Michael Jackson song, your opinion of Farrah Fawcett's hair in the '70's, whether you thought any of Ed McMahon's belly laughs or product endorsements were sincere, or if you think South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford can really dance a smoldering tango, but why dwell on the struggles of human celebrities when there's a much more pressing question right outside your door?
How's your garden growing?
I've got a pepper that looks almost big enough to eat. When I go to put this one on the plate, I'll take a moment to remember how sweet it is to pick and enjoy something from your own garden, and how important it is to relish these small moments rather than dwell too much on the decline and disgrace that may come to visit the exalted and the ordinary alike.
Anyone working on State Fair ribbon-sized produce?