How to Cure Post Election PTSD

I don’t know about you, but I’m still reeling from the most distasteful and disturbing election cycle ever. And I’m deeply concerned for the bitterly divisive direction the whole world is taking. As though the Other who does not share our views is not just expressing a different view, but is painted to be Evil and All That’s Wrong With the World. This leaves no room for the opportunity for discussion, compassion, or understanding–never mind zero opportunity for real problem solving. It is madness and we need to figure out how to heal this profound rift.

So while my mind works on what I can personally do to start making this shift, I will leave you with my usual go-to when […]

By | November 15th, 2016|Dogs in General, Funnies, Life|0 Comments

Need Something to Smile About After All This Election Madness?

Golden Era characters are a swinging to ‘Uptown Funk’ in this incredible mashup. It took Michael Binder hours of work to find the perfect clips that conveyed energy and passion. He scanned through hundreds of movies from 1953 and earlier to create this mind-blowing masterpiece.

Featuring Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, and Fred Astaire among other legends.

By | November 7th, 2016|Life|0 Comments

American Humane Hero Dog Awards – Tomorrow Night

Recognizing ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things

Tomorrow night, 8pm (Eastern), Hallmark Channel

Don’t know about you, but I sure could use something uplifting and life-affirming.  As if we need any further validation that our dogs often make our day in every way. : )

Visit the American Humane website for additional info.

Dog Heros

From the American Humane website: The American Humane Hero Dog Awards™ are an annual, nationwide competition that searches out and recognizes America’s Hero Dogs – often ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things, whether it’s saving lives on the battlefield, lending sight or hearing to a human companion, or simply […]

By | October 27th, 2016|Dogs in General, Just Dogs|0 Comments

Empathy Is Needed Now More Than Ever

To say we are living in bazaar and difficult times is just a fact. Hand wringing and hurtling back anger and insults isn’t going to get us anywhere. We need to think about what we can do to change it. And change starts with understanding the difference between empathy and sympathy.

By | October 24th, 2016|Life|0 Comments

Please Stop Clicking on “Funny” Viral Videos of Animals Being Treated Cruelly

Can I just say… STOP! People, just stop clicking on supposedly funny videos where ignorant people are too unaware or just don’t care that they’re treating their animals cruelly. I won’t be linking to either video. Nor will I share any photos for either of these.

In the span of two days, I’ve had two separate people send me links to videos they thought were hysterically funny. One was of a young woman in a rough neighborhood being accosted by two other young women. She was walking her Pug on a leash. When one of the other women came toward her, she flung her dog THROUGH THE AIR! WHILE ON THE LEASH! BY THE NECK! and smacked this woman so hard […]

By | October 12th, 2016|Life|0 Comments

It’s That Time of Year

Time to pick the last of the fruit…

raspberries   blackberry   concord grapes

and plant the garlic for next year.

garlic bulbs plant garlic bulbs  straw

It’s these rhythms of the seasons that continue to give me balance amid the rest of the world’s craziness.

If I ever have to give up gardening, I think it won’t be long before they’ll be carting me off to the nearest funny farm.

By | October 4th, 2016|Life, My Garden / Recipes, Nature|0 Comments