This is the gateway to a blog that journals my life as a writer, reader and thinker; as a gardener; and as someone who thoroughly enjoys old-fashioned country living.

Living in the cracks has long been my metaphor for my life.

Some people seem to be straight-arrow focused. I seem not to be. I have focuses. I've always had focuses. From time-to-time I take stock of what, exactly, I'm doing and I adjust, delimit, or eliminate what I can from a busy life.

I actually thought that, when my children left home, I would have a planned and scheduled life. It didn't happen.

Whether from necessity or proclivity, my life continues to have focuses. You can expect my journal to reflect my day-to-day pursuits, but you can also expect that those pursuits roam predictable trajectories: writing, gardening, reading, photography, fine art, and country living.

Ross Road Etc LLC incorporates several of these pursuits:

My writing life, including the books:

My gardening life, now a licensed nursery:
The iris at
The Green Thumbery - expected to launch in 2017.

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M L S Baisch
Writing from Idaho USA


M L S Baisch