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Monthly Archive for April, 2012

People have Ideas about psychics and I’ll admit it, I’m one of them.  It might seem as if one is just a couple of filmy scarves and a comment about your aura away from a career but this much I do know:  If you insist on running off to be a clairvoyant there are some […]

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Science, you might want to take a break; go have a coffee or something.  You’re not going to like this.  Run along! All right, now that we’re alone:  let’s start at the beginning.  As a kid I knew things about people.  But they were poorly defined in the way that kids’ thoughts tend to be:  […]

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I read a fair amount of animals who exhibit oddball or irritating behaviors that no one can decipher.   Sometimes the pet gives great, clear information but doesn’t respond to the healing–nothing changes. It didn’t take too many of those before I realized I could accurately predict which pets would respond and which wouldn’t.  It got […]

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Well, the new cat yowled all the way home.  I found this more encouraging than the silent staring.  Better to complain than to remain catatonic, no pun intended. Once in our house, she fled underneath the upstairs bed.   We tiptoed about the place, thinking we’d spend several days in ultra-quiet, low-stress mode.   We shushed each […]

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If we were going to adopt I wanted to see her.  Maybe we could sort of pour her out, I thought.  I picked up the back of the bed and lifted it slowly.  The distraught cat turned toward the back and as I lifted, she clawed her way to the top of the up-ended egg, […]

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We were heartbroken at the passing of the lovely and maternal   Right after she died I asked her to send us a cat we could love as much as her:  someone who needed us, a good match for our family, one who would fill us with joy.  A cat not unlike her. No pressure. […]

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Well, was never gonna end.  Pages flew off the calendar; the sun grew dim.  A new geologic era dawned.  The Activist showed no sign of slowing. Wouldn’t it be easier if he stood up in his pleather brogues, pointed and screamed, “You’re a bad person!”?  He’d still get to humiliate me but it would pick […]

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