What’s in a (nick)name?

In all the decades I have been around people with pets, one thing that has always amused me is the many nicknames it seems we assign our cats and dogs, but specifically our dogs. I remember as a tween, I … Continue reading

What I Learned on The Learning Channel

I don’t watch much television (compared to the national average). I believe it kills brain cells and that’s why the youth of today are so messed up, among myriad other reasons. I watch an hour or two in the evening … Continue reading

Yes, But……

My Physical therapist, Dan, said something that really resonated with me the other day  during our session. He said he loved to learn. We were talking about people who think they know everything–what I term  “Yes But” people. No matter … Continue reading

How Many Winters Does it Take to Get Warm?

I am the proud owner of a new  pellet stove. With each passing winter, I seek additional and better ways to stay warm in my house. Let’s start with my First Winter here in the place they call The Snow … Continue reading

Creeks and Canyons

I just got back from a 3 day backpack near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. This was a new experience for me, as I’ve only packed in the mountains and alpine zones they contain, with their expansive conifer … Continue reading

Of Observations and Road Trips

I just returned from one of my work trips to California. I say ‘work’ but it’s not work for me. I love what I do, so it’s just another adventure. There’s a saying that goes: if you love what you … Continue reading

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