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Beer, Steak, and Writing: Dog Training by Metaphor

I am blessed with a generous friend who is also a great trainer. She has witnessed Peeka and Hawkitt in their native habitat, has seen me managing them, and has been my “go to” person for all training and behavior … Continue reading

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Garlic Dill Mood Swings

It all happened so fast. One moment I was my regular self, basically easy-going but cyclically emo and tense. It was knowable – annoyingly predictable. The next thing I knew, I had to make pickles. Garlic dill pickles, with all … Continue reading

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Life With Brody

I’ve thought about writing this post and then talked myself out of it over and over again. I don’t know if I can convey in words what life with Brody is like, and much of the time I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Ego Extensions

We all know a dude who bought a Harley when he reached that point in his life. Tattoos, piercings… Oh, is that an Alex and Ani bracelet you’re wearing? It’s a human thing to buy, make, wear, collect, and/or display … Continue reading

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Things Fall Apart

So I started reading Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. It’s on those damn literary life lists of 100 books you simply must read if you’re going to hold your own in pretentious cocktail party conversations. I don’t go to … Continue reading

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The Blue Tarp

Ask a troubleshooter in any profession: what’s the most difficult type of problem to address? Hands down, it’s the intermittent problem, the thing that happens some of the time, unpredictably and with no clear antecedent. Sometimes it seems like X … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

Well, well, well. 2017 was quite a year. But since we’re staring down 2018, I thought I’d share some holiday thoughts and wishes for you all. I hope you get to enjoy yourselves thoroughly throughout the holiday season. Go ahead … Continue reading

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