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“Orme School Commencement Address”

I gave this speech last month to the audience and Class of 2007 at my old boarding school.   Good morning, Mimi, good morning ladies & gentlemen of The Orme School, good morning young ladies and young men. This place is utterly fantastic. I’m not sure if you all are aware of this. It’s like [...]

“Putting Down Roots”

Speech to Garden Writers Convention, March 6, 2006 Good Morning. It is a pleasure and privilege to speak to you. Mr. Evison will be a hard act to follow. I especially appreciated, sir, the idea of pruning a plant while upside down. Never heard that one. It is a great image to take away from this lecture. So I hope I can be as imaginative as he. I am going…