Show Me the Belly

You know when you find a frightened dog—maybe at a shelter, or maybe on the street—and you spend a long, slow time getting it to trust you? You have to crouch down and speak softly, holding out scraps of food while you pray in your head that it will give you its heart. You don’t […]

Meditating is Dangerous

Meditating is good for me, right? And I’m fortunate to have beautiful spaces where I can sit and be one with the universe. Plus I have a very good dog to protect me. Perfect… sometimes. Other times, like today, the protection gets in the way of the meditation. Jesse saw something across the creek as […]

The Home Woods

Stillwater Diary, January 22, 2019 We’re back home, and happy to be here. It’s pretty cold, although compared to New England thirty degrees is downright balmy. The dogs, as always, had a wonderful time. Chloe played fetch with her beat-up, twisted old Frisbee the whole way. Here she is waiting for me to throw it: Biskit stayed close, as […]