One more canine leap of faith

I don’t have a great history with raising puppies.  We got Milford and Stanley when they were 8 weeks old, almost 30 years ago now.  They were cocker spaniel mixes, both males, and they hated each other from the moment they left the womb. Continue reading


The Shortest Two Minutes of My Life


I didn’t sleep well the night before; couldn’t get there; couldn’t stay there.  At 3:00 am, I was up, making espresso, taking a quick shower, trying on three different sets of clothes.  How the hell DO you dress for a solar eclipse, anyway?  It’s going to be cold, then hot, then coldish, then very hot.  Continue reading

Cheese-covered hockey pucks, anyone?

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Truth is, I may have a SHOW UP license plate on my car, but I’m just a big talker.  I show up for some things, but not others.  No matter what comes and goes from my list of Things I Don’t Show Up For, the #1 thing that is always on that list is taking care of my body.  I know I am the only person who is letting this slide. Continue reading