The Excesses of Winter

I am tired of the excesses of winter. Tired of the extra clothes and the extra gear required for being outside in the snow and cold. Tired of the extra propane, oil heaters, electricity and tons of pellets stacked in my garage. I’m tired … Continue reading

A Most Special Day

Today was a great day. When I awoke this morning–a bit later than usual– the sun was up and the light coming into the house and bedroom was very reminiscent of summer. Sunday’s snow had melted where exposed to the … Continue reading

The Longest Night

I had a horrible night last night. We all did. I was a bit concerned about Rooney as the day was winding down. We were all in bed–the girls licking and stretching and readying for sleep–and I was reading. I was dimly aware, through … Continue reading

The Order of Things

The other day was incredible. For some odd reason, smack-dab in the middle of winter, we had a spring day, like the ones that come in May. I started the day with a most glorious walk in the woods. Very little snow remained, and with the sun … Continue reading

The Timelessness of Time

I was awakened this morning by moonshine, stabbing into the darkness of my bedroom like the beacon from a police search helicopter. This confused me, because I couldn’t tell what was going on with the pre-dawn sky, therefor I had no idea … Continue reading

I Think I’ll Just Let the Mystery Be

I was pestered at 2 a.m. this morning by baby Rooney. Usually, I get her signature “thump-thump-thump” tail wag in the night when I wake to pet her, then we both quickly fall back to sleep. Last night, she was the one who awakened me, nudging my … Continue reading

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