My latest essay in The Christian Science Monitor’s Home Forum:
My husband is outside our office, splitting wood. In between the rhythmic thwack! of the splitting maul, he’s singing Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” Except, he’s not singing words. He’s buzzing the melody. Buzz buzz buzz buzz (whack) buzz buzz buzz buzz (whack) buzz buzz buzz buzz buuuuzzzz bz bz. It must have something to do with the bees.
After 40-plus years as captain of oceangoing tug and barge units, Gary retired last summer – and took up beekeeping.
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