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Welcome New Bloggers!

I seem to have attracted several new followers lately. Welcome! Some of them are spammers or businesses wanting me to buy something. But many are actual bloggers hoping to connect. For those of you bloggers who are new to the scene, allow me to share with you a bit of wisdom I’ve learned over my years of blogging. … Continue reading

Helping Others Means I First Take Care of Myself

I just came off a week of being on call. During that week I remained in a state of anxiety. I carried my work cell around as if my life depended on it, and I checked it regularly to make sure the battery was charged and that I hadn’t missed any calls. But Friday at 8 … Continue reading

I Can’t Save a World that Won’t Be Saved

I sat in the hallways of a courthouse recently waiting for my turn to testify in a custody case. You might be surprised to learn that, as a Child Protective Investigator, I am far more likely to have to testify in a custody dispute than in a criminal trial. As I listened to the families in … Continue reading

If Only I Had No Soul

Have you ever wished you were a sociopath?   I gotta be honest: I have. I mean, how can it be that I carry around guilt for everything I’ve ever done, while there are people in this world who worry about nothing! What a sweet life! I could take any job out there and not worry if I’m … Continue reading

DeDe: What Matters is How You See Yourself

Oh Dog! DeDe here with this week’s tip to make you look and feel your best. I’m your Personal Beauty Consultant! This week’s tip: It’s what you think about yourself that counts! Humans spend so much time wondering what others think of them! Don’t you know those others don’t have time to think of you, … Continue reading

DeDe: Tough Times Build Character- An Attractive Quality!

Oh Dog! DeDe here with this week’s tip to make you look and feel your best! I’m your Personal Beauty Consultant! This week’s tip: Take the bad with the good! Stuff happens in life that we don’t like. Jobs are lost. Relationships end. Disasters happen. Let’s face it- it’s never a pleasant experience. And yet … Continue reading

1 Foot in Yesterday, 1 Foot in Tomorrow, and Ya Piss on Today!

Oh Dog! DeDe here with this week’s tip to make you look and feel your best! I have a confession to make: I am having a hard time with Jen. Seems she’s all worried about what’s going to happen to me. Silly human! If she spends all her time worrying about tomorrow, she’s going to … Continue reading

DeDe is Living for the Moment!

Oh Dog! DeDe here with this week’s tip to make you look and feel your best! But first, an update on me. A biopsy of the tumor was taken Friday afternoon, and now we’re waiting for the results. If it is a sarcoma, we’re going to aspirate the other tumors and see if they’re also … Continue reading

DeDe: Enjoy the Moment!

Oh Dog! DeDe here, your very own Personal Beauty Consultant. My job is to make you look and feel your best! The holiday season is upon us, and along with the joy of the season comes, for some of us, a great amount of stress. There’s the gifts to buy, the parties to attend, and … Continue reading

DeDe: Gratitude is a Good Look on You!

Oh Dog! DeDe here with advice designed to make you look and feel your best! This week’s beauty tip: Foster a spirit of gratitude every day! This season encourages us to nurture an Attitude of Gratitude. Some take it further and focus on what they’re grateful the entire month. And isn’t it a great feeling when … Continue reading

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