Category Archives: Kindness

Dogs, Donuts, and the Divine

Dogs, Donuts and the Divine At the end of 2015, a year I did not particularly enjoy, Faith’s sister from another litter was diagnosed with cancer. “GETTING FAT” was added to her bucket list. I keep the Affirmations for the … Continue reading

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Basic Human Decency, Respect and Grace

Back in 1993, what feels like another lifetime, Dwight and I moved into a one-bedroom condo on the seventh floor or The American Towers in downtown Salt Lake City. The idea of living downtown was charming. Everything was within walking distance. … Continue reading

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Gratitude Jar: from Solstice to Solstice

On the longest night of the year, Winter Solstice, I released all of the sadness from 2015 into the stars. Then, I started this gratitude jar. From the longest night to the shortest, I’ll drop in a word, a phrase, … Continue reading

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Santa Paws Came to Town

Santa Paws Came to Town Each year our Kaibab Bernese Mountain Dog family, under the stewardship of Mary-Ann Bowman, comes together with Secret Santa. Today, when I came home from school, a brown box was resting next to the gate. Bernie … Continue reading

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I Have Faith

I Have Faith 2 September 2014   Sometimes I envy those with blind faith. I envy my mother who believes, with her whole heart, that there are three kingdoms in heaven and, if she keeps the covenants she made in … Continue reading

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Patience with Puppy Mill Pups

Patience with Puppy Mill Pups I am not patient. It is not a quality I developed. In fact, I stand by Carrie Fisher’s statement that, “the only problem with instant gratification, is that it takes too damn long.” Last month … Continue reading

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Having Faith

Having Faith   Five letters. Monosyllabic. Still, FAITH is a big word.   It is a noun and means “complete trust or confidence in someone or something.”   The smallest of her litter, my Bernese Mountain Dog was named “Faith.” … Continue reading

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