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What Makes Me a Dog Lover?

What Makes Me a Dog Lover? This question was posed to me in an email sent by a manufacturer of sports apparel for dogs. And it got me thinking. Why do I want to greet every dog I meet? Why do I smile whenever a dog wags his tail at the sight of me? This … Continue reading

Happy Whatever it is You’re Celebrating Today!

Chag Sameach to my Jewish friends, and Happy Easter to my Christian ones! No celebrating in this household. The state of Florida does not recognize either as a state holiday, so I’ll be at work. Not that I’d be celebrating anyway. No egg hunting here. No sunrise services. No Seder. No money spent on the … Continue reading

True Confession: Victim of Crime

So someone stole my lawn mower. It was the middle of the day. I was off work. I left home for a grocery run. When I got back, my mower was gone. I was pissed! I mean, it was just an inexpensive push mower, but still, it was MY mower and I needed it to … Continue reading

Life Lessons for Humans, Provided by Birds

I recently read a news story about a pair of bald eagles who are nesting on a cell phone tower in Miami. Birds are amazing creatures, aren’t they? As humans have stolen practically all the earth’s land, birds have found a way to survive in spite of us. And isn’t  it wonderful that they have? In addition … Continue reading

Gosh, Everyone Knows You Shouldn’t Tell a Lie!

I’m a big fan of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.  The #KeepIt100 segment, where panelists are asked a question and told to Keep it 100 (tell the truth), can be quite enlightening. We humans say we value truth, but that’s not really the case, is it? Who gets the promotion? The hard … Continue reading

So How’s the Resolution Going?

Who knew that doing nothing could be such a struggle? Part of my “Go with the Flow” resolution is to not hold the expectation that I should be doing something productive every minute of the day. Didn’t take long for THAT to cause problems. At 7 AM, after having walked Rumpy, fed, cleaned litter boxes, and … Continue reading

One of Those Days….

You ever have those days when you feel like nobody likes you? I do. In fact, I had one today. Today I was served a belly-full of passive-aggressiveness, out-right aggressiveness, along with a side of cold shoulders. On the drive home I prayed to the Universe, asking what in the hell I did to deserve … Continue reading

On Hearing the Dalai Lama Speak in Birmingham

So why would an agnostic such as myself get up at 3 AM on a Sunday morning and drive over 3 hours to listen to a Buddhist teacher and other religious teachers in a theater with poor acoustics and a bad sound system? I dunno, but I did it. And it was an amazing experience. … Continue reading

The Ecosystem That is My Backyard

Have you ever stopped and thought about all the animals that share your world with you? Oh sure, you have a companion animal, be it dog, cat, or other animal friend. But what other animals do you share your life with? Do you even notice them? I share the place I live with chipmunks. Squirrels. Toads. A … Continue reading

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