Ashleigh Burroughs

This is my literary voice. In my real life, The Big Guy (TBG) and I have two twenty-something Cuters, a Son-In-Reality, one mother (G'ma) and an assortment of psuedonymous friends and relatives. (And if that's not a word, it should be.)  I've lived on Long Island and in upstate New York, in Chicago and Marin and Tucson and I've gardened in each and every one of them.  I gained notoriety when I was shot at Cong. Giffords' Congress on Your Corner event in January, 2011. 

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My Blogs

The Old Barrio, In Color

On Monday, I promised you more pictures. I tried to cull them, but I was powerless....more

Earth Day

First published on April 21, 2009 I like Earth Day. I was there at its creation, after all. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 ....more

El Barrio Viejo

Brenda Starr and I walked for fifty minutes on Easter Sunday. It would be more accurate to say that we were erect and not sitting for fifty minutes because we stopped quite often so that I could take pictures....more

Making Noise

I have a link...more

Prominence and Protection

I follow Little Cuter's advice. I keep a low profile around the issue of sensible gun legislation....more

Random Thoughts - The Lost and Found Edition

The leak still exists in the back planting bed....more

Perks of Gardening

Yes, I paid to have the irrigation system examined. Yes, they fixed the leaks they saw. Yes, they attached the containers to the main system even though they were only paid to work on the new system ....more

Hiking with PWR!Gym

Catalina State Park's trails were beginning to feel familiar to me....more

We Were Busy

Very very busy. ...more

Computer Scamming

She was insistent. ...more