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Monthly Archive for September, 2011

Lately I hear people say of their animals, “they don’t understand English”.   Since I spend half my time asking people, “well, did you tell your dog/cat/gerbil?”, I also spend a certain amount of time thinking oh nuts, it’s true.  I’m crazy. Yet, I don’t think so.  They were early days in my career and it […]

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I’m reading Keith Richards’ autobiography, Life.   I remember being in England for a brief period in the early 80’s and you could walk from village to village across meadows and pastures for miles; the countryside was crisscrossed by walking paths that connected everyone to everything and made it possible to travel everywhere on foot.  From […]

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In the summer of ’08 I read every book about mountain climbing I could get my mitts on.  Even the boring ones.  How you could make Everest boring, what with all the crevasses and the Sherpas and whatnot, I do not know.  I read so fast that two books about the same event made each […]

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I went to watch the demo with the police dog.  His person calls him Deputy ________ so I guess technically he rolls with the Sheriff but any way you looked at it the dog was impressive. Being around this dog was like being in the presence of a person who’s unusually, highly motivated.  That motivation […]

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Turns out Maggie’s new behavior is a trend. Ever since we did our she sits politely for her medicine and her fluids.  She smiles, she cuddles, she flirts.  She’s gained a bunch of weight.  We haven’t seen her like this in so long, I can’t remember.   I thought this situation would surely end in her […]

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