Forgiving sidekicks for finicky windowsills

Sometimes you need an unfussy plant. One that thrives on inevitable pruning and embraces its role in spicing up meals and taking up little mental space.

Thankfully several exist, and though they are indeed “unfussy,” here are a few tips to make your experience with them particularly rewarding.


People say that, but do they mean it?

Yes… Yes, they do.

You had the vision. You had the outline, or, at least, some mental semblance of one (hello, fellow pantser!). It all flowed perfectly in your mind, and the words came out with ease. I can do this every day! You thought. Five thousand words is easy!

Then… The wall.

You have a green thumb, you just don’t know it

Houseplant enthusiasts are weirdly ecstatic about a very passive activity.

You should have seen the time I came across a fellow enthusiast in the wild. …

We need mind-numbing, chill, and uplifting television to get us through these garbage times

There’s nothing wrong with occasionally checking-out of the pandemic status. You can only live in the mental dumpster for so long before your head explodes.

I repeat. You can definitely ignore the world sometimes. Or all the time. I’m not going to tell you how to live your life.


We have the tools to stay connected, but we are using them to isolate ourselves

Have you ever been inspired by an Instagram post? Someone with a perfect body and a perfect face poses in front of a place that doesn’t even look real. …

Holly Howard

Writer/Guitarist/Audio Engineer in ATX. Avid anti-gatekeeper and self-reflectionist.

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