Dog Island

Dog Island

I spent a couple of days over the 4th of July visiting some friends on their boat that was anchored near Block Island. I was telling a friend where I’d been and what I’d noticed, he said: “well, they don’t call it ‘Dog Island’ for nothing.” It seemed like most people had dogs with them. […]

No artistic skill required

No artistic skill required

I’m getting ready to head to the second day of an artistic mediumship workshop I’m attending in New Hampshire. When I saw the workshop advertised originally, I was intrigued. I’m really interested in building and expanding my intuitive skills, and I really enjoy the person who is teaching this class, so when I saw read […]

Father’s Day sentiments

Father’s Day sentiments

  I came across this picture a few years ago of my Dad and I, along with our dog, Max.  I’m not sure how old I was in that picture, but I’m guessing somewhere around 7.  Max was my best friend and constant companion.  My mom never needed us kids to tell her where we were going, […]

Going back to grazing

Going back to grazing

During my stay in Costa Rica, we spent some time watching the horses in an arena. Specifically, we were watching how they behaved when something unexpected happened. We were looking at the behaviors of each horse and at collectively how the herd acted during the time of stress and afterward. It was interesting as each […]

A beautiful space for growing and evolving (and crying)

A beautiful space for growing and evolving (and crying)

I’ve been back from Costa Rica for just under a week and I’ve been hemming and hawing around the idea of putting into words what that experience was like. It’s hard for so many reasons; first, it was a deeply personal experience and I still struggle with sharing really personal stuff and also I’m still processing […]

A perfectly imperfect night

This weekend I threw a birthday party for my husband. He turned 50, and though he isn’t a birthday party kind of guy, I think that 50 is one of those milestone birthdays that requires a different kind of celebration. I asked him if I could throw him a party (we aren’t the surprise party […]

A whole new level of crazy?

A whole new level of crazy?

I’m celebrating some firsts today — today Odin’s first birthday. Today is the first time I have ever bought a cake to celebrate a dogs birthday. And I’ve had dogs of my own since 1994. Now, I’m not saying that I haven’t acknowledged dog birthdays — I certainly have, sometimes even with a milk-bone sticking out […]

Thoughts on fleeting thoughts

Thoughts on fleeting thoughts

So this morning I’m walking garbage cans down to the end of our driveway because it’s Tuesday and, well, Tuesday is garbage day. My three dogs were out with me playing in the front yard. Odin is definitely teaching me lots of lessons as a 130-pound dog with the brain of a puppy. The problem, […]

A little taste of the safari

I’ve mentioned in a past post that I would be writing more about my experience in South Africa once I had taken some time to process the trip enough to do it justice when I put it into words.  And I swear I will do that eventually… In the meantime, enjoy some communication between elephants […]

One in a million?

One in a million?

I’ve started taking one of my dogs, Fenway, for acupuncture in hopes that we can relieve whatever it is that is bothering him in his spine and causing a limp. You read that right… Acupuncture. For my dog. I’m a big believer in acupuncture myself, and my only concern with having it done to my […]