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Things I’ve learned from my dogs

March 31st, 2009

Cooper helps me pack

The most important things can’t be packed.

Cooper and Jackson Celebrate Halloween

Embarrassment can be survived by holding your head high.

this can't feel good

The only thing better than HAVING a stick is SHARING a stick.


When you start to feel kind of bad for yourself, go outside. It’s amazing how much better everything feels in the fresh air and sunshine.

Jackson funny face

It’s totally ok to get caught, from time to time, making a silly face.

Cooper was feeling ucky

So much can be made better with a new pair of shoes.

Cooper tries to take down the tent

When you go camping, make sure you know how to put the tent together. And take it down.

All tuckered out... and cold

But be sure you’ve got an extra blanket handy, in case it gets cold.

Into the water

Sometimes, the best thing you can do is just jump in. Even if you don’t quite know how to swim.

Taking a nap

When all else fails, try a nap.

It's fun taking selfportraits with dog

When you need a hug, try giving one out instead. You’ll probably get one right back.

Not missing Now.

March 30th, 2009

Sidney left a really beautiful comment on my previous post, about living in the moment, about making sure (as best as possible) to not miss out on the Now. I know I do this. Maybe it’s part of being a writer, of thinking in terms of constructed mythologies. Maybe I like to establish such a […]

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Least Complicated

March 26th, 2009

No doubt, my family’s been going through a lot of changes over the past 12 months. From running a business together, to working apart, to living in separate cities, albeit temporarily. Lots of changes, and in a lot of ways, I feel like I’ve changed the most of all. There’s a huge part of me […]

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