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Creation Abundance

Spring comes to Houston in dribs and drabs, starting in January and lasting until the hundred degree temps of summer set in. Flowering trees bloom here and there, but never all at once, at least not until the crape myrtles … Continue reading

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gimme shelter

Virginia Smith cried the day we chose Maddy over all the other dogs at the Animal Protective League. We were two months married and wanted a dog to round out our family when we visited pound dogs at Severance Mall … Continue reading

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In Memory

I’ve just started work for Hosparus, a nonprofit hospice provider serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Central Kentucky. It’s a timely move for me, as I learn how to deal with the loss of loved ones myself. Yesterday we lost our … Continue reading

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Ten things I learned from my dog

catapult magazine has put out the call for their feast of lists issue: ten resolutions, ten ideas or ten things learned — top ten favorites — or even ten unrelated things. I’ve been working on ten enchanted places and (ten) … Continue reading

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frosty mornings

My adjustment to early winter weather in the pseudo north continues. I dig out hat, gloves and a winter coat I haven’t worn since 2002. On our walk this morning, Jack and I are greeted by lawns and roofs white … Continue reading

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Darkness to Light

Morning walks with Jack, the hound, start in darkness in late October. Though school buses are already mid-route and neighbors sip their second cup, only streetlights and the moon light our path. After eight years in Texas, I am reminded … Continue reading

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old dog pacing

It’s bedtime, but no one sleeps. Fred is out of town on business, so the young hound dog and I sprawl across the big bed in the warmth of a summer night. In and out of the bedroom, Shelby, the … Continue reading

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