Welcome to my abode. I am Frances the phoenix. See me rise from a blasted wasteland to some sort of glorious triumph, I hope. I don’t give up easily; I’ve soldiered on through many a difficult year. I’ve sought the bright path rather than a dark one. But, please, no religion. Just as in the forest a downed tree rots to provide growth for the future, my destroyed life is the ground zero for a future worth having. Nature is the source of all good things, including food – and too much of a good thing can become a problem, quite ironically. And it’s no substitute for love, though it’s a very natural placefiller. http://learn.wordpress.com/