This has been a bittersweet week for me. One of my kitties, Topanga, who came to me as a bouncy kitten 12 years ago, is in an end-of-life health decline. I’ve seen it coming for months, yet it’s still a huge surprise to me that we’re here. I’ve been trying to wrap my mind around it.Read More
This is a memory I particularly treasure. It’s a little story about my wonderful dog, Rincon, and a backyard game we made up. Perhaps it will help you notice new joy–joy that has been right in front of you!Read More
My dog, Rincon, loves fall evenings because he can still tease me into going outside after dinner and playing his favorite game: Apple.Read More
September 11, 2014
Every year 9/11 brings back memories and emotions. For me it also brings back a deep appreciation for the heroes who stepped forward in so many ways to help.
Two heroes who came to my attention after the media coverage had settled down were women who lived in my town, Susan Hagen and Mary Carouba.Read More
In my May 7, 2014 blog, I Said Goodbye to My Good Boy, I shared a very personal story, one you are likely to relate to. Loss and resiliency have been a theme for me the last two months as I have gone through an experience I feared for years: the end of life for one of my beloved dogs.Read More