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Chester!

Thanks to everyone who suggested names for our new pooch.  Here is an exhaustive list of all the names that were under consideration: Alastair, Albert, Alvin, Angus, Axel Bertram, Bo, Bodie, Boris, Branford, Buddy, Burl, Buster Caleb, Charlie, Chester, Clarence, Cosmo, Cyrus Duncan Eddie, Eli, Elias, Elmer Fergus, Finlay, Finn, Frederick, Fritz Grover, Gus Hammer Time, Herman James Jr., Jasper, Jerry, Josiah, Juniper, Jupiter Karma Lance, Lancelot, Larry, Loki, Louie Mac, … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Hell Freezes Over

Residents of the Twin Cities awoke Thursday morning to discover that they were in Hell and that Hell had, in fact, frozen over. Rain late Wednesday turned to snow, leaving two inches of packed ice under ten inches of fresh … Continue reading

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It’s A Boy! And he needs a name…

Yesterday morning, The Big E and I traveled an hour-and-a-half to “look at” a puppy, an 8 week old yellow labrador retriever.  Anyone who has ever seen an 8 week old yellow labrador retriever puppy already knows the end of … Continue reading

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Doggie Writing Exercises

1) One of my writing buddies suggested a vicious exercise – write for five minutes without using the letter “e”.  If you have a few minutes, give this exercise a try and I’ll post what you write. To My Dog … Continue reading

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puppies, puppies, puppies, puppies, puppies, puppies, puppies

My mother informed me that my last blog post was a little depressing.  Sorry.  To make up for it, I’m devoting an entire post to PUPPIES.  Yes, the furry adorable ones.  I took The Big E and his friend Didi … Continue reading

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Ode To My Dead Dog

Dear Henry: We celebrated the first family Christmas without you this year.  Santa gave Rafa a bat costume.   I’m pretty sure he didn’t ask for one.         Cousin Torrey wore her holiday dress. It’s two and … Continue reading

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Writing From a Prompt – “her ruby red lips” *

“Hey Doc,” Jerry called down the hall.  “Are you headed back to the morgue?” “Yeah.” “Can you take this one down with you?  They found her wedged under the foundation of a house.  Can’t quite figure it.  She don’t look … Continue reading

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My Brush With Royalty

I walk into Blogging 101 at The Loft Literary Center approximately thirty seconds before the class starts and scan the room, searching for a place to sit.  I identify two empty spots in a sea of women. I gravitate toward … Continue reading

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How Feminine Hygiene Products Saved My Geriatric Male Terrier’s Life

**I’m thankful for the 14.5 years I had with Henry.  Here’s a piece I wrote before he died.** This is Henry.             Henry is a bad dog.  OK fine.  He’s a bad-acting dog. Let’s start … Continue reading

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