Life with Shea: The first few days

We recently were given a most precious and pedigreed border collie puppy by our dear friend, Sharon.  As a woman who has owned and trained many border collies and puppies for success as sheep trial dogs, Sharon is no novice when it comes to All Things Border Collie.  Continue reading


Why I don’t ride bikes anymore but still drink, in case you were wondering.

I spent a week down in the Phoenix area last month, where I lived from age nine to 30.  It’s always strange to go back to the Valley of the Sun so many years later; the street signs are the same, but what’s on the streets is mostly different. Continue reading

“OK, campers, rise and shine!” — Groundhog Day reflections

six oclock

For years now, we always watch Groundhog Day after dinner on February 2.  It never fails to amuse me and bring back even more memories of Sonny & Cher than I knew I had.

But this year, the Universe turned against me — specifically Netflix and Amazon Prime.  Continue reading