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Klaus’s essayistic journals include the following works, which take account not only of his life and marriage, his gardening and cooking, his retirement and aging, but also his abiding concern with time, change and mortality:
My Vegetable Love: a daily 9-month journal from seedtime to harvest, each entry a vividly detailed 500-word essay telling about an incident in Klaus’s garden and in his ongoing life. [More]
Weathering Winter: a daily journal from the first cold snap of late-December to the first outdoor planting in mid-March, telling how Klaus deals with the harsh climate and chilly truths of winter. [More]
Taking Retirement: a 7-month diary telling how Klaus deals with the challenges of creating a new life after a long professional career, featuring lively give-and-take with his witty wife Kate. [More]
Letters to Kate: a year’s collection of Klaus’s letters to his wife after her sudden death from a cerebral hemorrhage, telling of his anguish, his memories of her, their life together, and a life after life. [More]
The Ninth Decade: an 8-year chronicle in 6-month essays, about Klaus’s life from the early-to late-80s, featuring his longtime companion Jackie, bearing witness to the challenges and pleasures of a longer-than-average lifespan. [More]