Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Scent of a Dog’s Paw

Fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies.  Chanel. In 1992, Al Pacino won an Academy Award for describing The Scent of a Woman in the film with the same name.   NOTHING compares to the scent of a dog’s paw.  Seriously.  A dog’s … Continue reading

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It’s ALL About the Dog

In the 1992 presidential race, James Carville coined the phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid” for the Clinton campaign.  Sitting President George H. W. Bush lost.    So, let me clear, “IT’S ABOUT THE DOG, STUPID.”   Once you accept stewardship … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Choose Man’s Best Friend Instead of Man

Top 5 Reasons to Live with Man’s Best Friend Instead of Men 27 July 2013   5.         Farting When dogs fart, they don’t laugh.  Instead, they look surprised.  Faith, my Bernese, looks back at her nether regions and lifts her … Continue reading

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Saturday in the Park

Gus, Faith, Timmy and Booker enjoy the morning in the park.

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The Present Moment with Timmy (and Buddha)

  The Present Moment with Timmy 22 July 2013   Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.  – Buddha   Watching Timmy (left) sit in the garden with … Continue reading

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Be Like Carrie Mathison — Former CIA Operative

  Like Former Operations Officer, Carrie Mathison      21 July 2013   What do I have in common with Carrie Mathison on Homeland?   We both have a Weber 516001 Grill on our patios.  The grill uses a disposable propane cylinder.  … Continue reading

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What Is Wrong with You?

  What is WRONG with You? 22 July 2013   Frequently, I’ll hear my eighth and ninth grade students ask each other, “What is wrong with you?”  The interrogative phrase works on so many levels.  It can relate to behavior, … Continue reading

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