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09
MAY
2014

Obedience School Dropout

Our dog is smart. Plus, she’s playful, funny, adorable, winsome, charming, silly, fuzzy, curious, and so-freaking-cute-we-can-barely-stand-it. Unfortunately, she’s also disobedient, defiant and sometimes even – well, you know what they call female dogs, right? Like that. Oh, it...
25
APR
2014

Terms of Enlargement

I’m trying to eat less sugar, but it’s not easy. I keep sabotaging myself. Not just with surreptitious cookie consumption, but also with my pet name for my husband, the wildly imaginative “sweetie.” Here’s my unproven, unscientific, but kind-of-intriguing theory: our biggest diet...
07
APR
2014

That Cliché is Wrong

If you know me, it won’t come as any great shock to learn that I’m not a “gamer.” I’ve never read a graphic novel, and the closest I’ve ever come to role-playing is taking a Facebook quiz to decide which Game of Thrones character I am. I’ve never played Dungeons & Dragons,...
08
MAR
2014

A Happysad Day

Eleven years ago, my beautiful, brilliant, talented brother Peter died. I’d like to tell you about him. First of all, he was ridiculously smart. And witty, you know? The kind of witty that can only happen when you’re really smart. He was a writer (sound familiar?), and the...
01
MAR
2014

Do Your Stuff, Global Warming!

We’re getting another storm tomorrow. Snow, ice, sleet, freezing rain, hail, locusts. Like that. I don’t know what to say that hasn’t been said by a million others already, but here it is anyway: STOOOOOOP! I think I can safely speak for the entire northeastern United States on...
14
FEB
2014

Love really IS all around

Valentine’s Day may be “about” romantic love (according to the Floral-Industrial Complex, anyway), but if we broaden our perspective, we can see love everywhere. Here’s where I noticed it this morning: – In the view of our messy, cluttered living...
25
JAN
2014

Luddites Unite! (Occasionally… )

Twitter. Facebook. Cell phones. Tablet PCs. All technology designed to help us connect. All technology that sometimes drives us apart. Remember letters? Conversations? Eye contact? Don’t get me wrong. I am profoundly grateful for technology and all it’s added to my life. I can...
18
JAN
2014

The Big Purple Monster

Bailey here. You know, the dog with the one floppy ear? (Everyone I meet loves that ear – it sure comes in handy when I want attention, which is usually!) My life is pretty good. My humans give me soft laps and warm sweaters and lots of walks and tons of toys to chew on (I...
22
SEP
2013

How to Write a Book

I’ve just (finally!) uploaded my latest book, “Meeting Mayhem,” to the Amazon Kindle store. It’s there. There it is. It seems like it’s always been there. However… It wasn’t there yesterday, because yesterday I was formatting the manuscript for HTML conversion. It wasn’t there...
15
JUN
2013

Crazy Dog Lady

I have 3 cats. Other than the occasional picture and status update on Facebook, I’ve managed to avoid the impression that my entire life revolves around them. (I hope.) Sadly, that’s not the case with our new puppy. Bailey is 8 months old, and looks like what would happen if a...