From the JMBzine vault – Oct 12, 2001 – Gardening in San Marcos, Bert and Osama


This post is from the JMBzine Blog Vault, which means it is a very old blog post that I wrote at a very different time of my life. My views on religion, politics, and many other subjects have drastically changed over the years, so please bear this in mind when reading this post. – I generally do not edit my past writings, except to fix obvious spelling issues, or to fix broken links (most often replacing with links to I do add some more recent editorial updates, which are shown in blue and italicized, along with dates. 

Friday, October 12, 2001

5:49 pm

Well I planted my garden today. Started with lettuce, carrots, cilantro, marjoram and strawberries, along with an Astor to brighten the bed up a bit.

(2023): This was a very tiny garden, in the backyard of the duplex I was then living at in San Marcos, Texas. I don’t remember much about the garden itself, but I do remember the soil was really weird in that yard. Much more clay-based than I was used to from past gardening efforts in Oklahoma.

5:46 pm

See Bert and Osama!

(2023): Broken link. This story (involving the use of a a parody image of Bert from Sesame Street) did get a lot of attention at the time and in the coming years. Here are a few bits about it:


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