Tag Archives: Life

Mother’s Day

  Yesterday was Mother’s Day. The day we honor the women who brought us into the world. My Mom died twenty-five years ago. I still miss her and sing happy birthday every year on her special day. When I raised … Continue reading

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When Your Puppy Rolls in the Poop

Remember the adage, “some days you’re the dog and some days the hydrant”. This morning at o’dark hundred my puppy woke me up. Groggy and half asleep I let him out of his crate. That’s when the “fit literally hit … Continue reading

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Koi: Carpe Diem

Koi are members of the carp family. The fish trace their origin to Central Europe and Asia. They were a food source as early the Jin Dynasty during the fourth century B.C. in China. Koi can live long lives from100 … Continue reading

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A Can of Whoopass Ice Machine

    Last night my ice machine was possessed by an evil spirit. Sunny beach, it spewed ice all over the floor. An unprovoked sneak attach as I walked away. Grabbing a glass, I vainly tried to stem the flow. … Continue reading

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Bailey, Bailey, Bailey

I watched a Dogs Purpose this weekend. Tears rolled down my cheeks from laughter and loss. If you are one of those, “it’s only a dog, people. Hit delete now you won’t get it. I’ve loved and lost many wonderful … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

  A new year begins. I started 2017 with a refreshing walk on the beach with Travis. The breeze coming off the water lashed at my hair and coat. A bite and a slight nip refreshing after two days of … Continue reading

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Babe Rescued or Not?

  Growing up on a farm taught me to love and respect animals. I rode horses and showed cattle. I judged cattle, sheep and pigs in 4-H. Admittedly, I winged it on the sheep and pigs. There were no sheep … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Teach

I retired from college basketball coaching after forty years’. When I started no one wanted to coach women. Title IX brought equity and attention to women’s athletics, which hasn’t been all good. The job pays enough to make job pools … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is nearly here, and it signals the start of the holiday season. Depending on one’s point of view this is either a good thing or a dreaded thing. First the turkey then the tree. Followed closely by Auld Lang … Continue reading

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GRATITUDE

    Do you have the love of a good dog? If you don’t find one to love. Don’t worry they will love you no matter how smart you appear; kind you are or lovingly you treat them. The world … Continue reading

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