About Me

Harold in the garden

Gardening spring of 2011

Let me give you the Readers Digest’ s version about me:  I live for art, and I live for love,  to reword Puccini’s Tosca, opera: Act2. Aria … Vissi d’arte.  Unlike the celebrated heroine, I have harmed a few living souls although unintentionally (smile), but I have tried to help as many as I have known.

I consider myself aligned with other Intelligent Optimists.   A businessman by training and now pursuing my passions:   cooking, gardening,  writing, and photography.

I reside in Northeast corridor where I share much of my time, and my home is Baltimore which affords me the flexibility to travel and explore the world.  Ordinary things, especially those found in the inner cities, have been and continue to present a special amount of intrigue for me and fuels my passions.

                                Please visit my photography website thank you.

Harold in the garden

Self portrait of me gardening.


15 Responses to About Me

  1. Rich Nault, and the absent Rick Willard says:

    A very nice introduction, I am hoping that you wear ONLY an apron in the kitchen..and that you will send pictures!!!

    Good luck with this and I look forward to your future blogs.

  2. Are you going to have a comment area after new blog posts? I didn’t see one.

  3. Phyllis Weston says:

    Your garden is lovely, your thoughts lovelier.

  4. Stephen Lay says:

    Good start; I look forward to future editions. Sliver some bright red peppers-jalapeno or bell depending on taste–with your greens and squash. Give nice color and some tastebud zing to go with it.

  5. polly says:

    I think this is a brilliant idea. I also have a veggie garden in San Francisco and the greatest thrill in the world is stepping out to get something I need for the meal I’m preparing at the moment. The second greatest thrill is giving my home grown stuff to friends.

    • Polly, you are so encouraging … I remember your veggie garden in San Francisco. When I was last there, you will recall the image of your gloves hanging on a pole. Yes, it is “thrill … stepping out tot get something for a meal.” I continue to give lots of veggies to friends. To share with all my friends, I need a Star Trek replicator built into my MAC computer (smile).

  6. Mike says:

    Hi, I’ve been considering getting a plot in the Clifton City Farm. I don’t want to sound like a wimp but I just want to make sure the area is safe. Have you ever had any issues in this regard?

    • Mike says:

      Clifton Park City Farm I meant. Thanks.

    • Mike, my experiences at Clifton Park City Farm has been great. Blogging about my gardening activity forces me to learn as much as I can about this enjoyable undertaking. All the gardeners I have met have been extremely helpful and eager to share their knowledge with me. Only once have I heard of a problem of theft of some vegetables, but let me quickly say this occurred many years ago. I can speak of last year, and I have not experienced any problems and feel rather safe there. You might know there is a golf course surrounding the garden. Occasionally you will find a golf ball in the garden, a stray cat, or a larger than the usual garden snake but nothing really to fear (smile). I think you will enjoy gardening in Clifton Park City Farm. I do hope you will join us in the Clifton Park City Farm and continue to read my blog.

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