Dec 082014
 
Dingo Bells

Long time readers will recognize this month’s masthead from December 2009. I took a short cut and repeated one of my favorite cracker and criminal holiday adventures. As usual, Lyme and Co-infections company has left little in the bank for creativity. But the good news is, I’m getting closer to recovery. I swear internet. With […]

Nov 032014
 
Adventures in Dogcations

This year, we were able to get away for a few days for our anniversary. I’ve been wanting to go up North to a dog friendly environment and hike some headlands and river trails. Last year I was too sick to even sit at my computer and this year, though I’m still on plenty of drugs […]

Jul 062014
 
Brought to You by the Letter B

This month’s masthead is brought to you by the letter “B.”  B is for butterfly, bee and bull thistle.  I could watch nature’s co-workers for hours as they each take what they need from the thistle. As long as I didn’t have to move much.

Jun 052014
 
Where the Hell are my Wings?

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”  ~ Martin Luther King Jr. A flock of brawny pelicans soar the sky above the sea one evening. I’m feeling weak and my headaches have returned. All […]

Apr 022014
 
A Game of Inches

Anyone can end up in hell: by the choices you make or by the luck of the lottery. Since nobody’s going to reach in to pluck you out of hell and plop you into paradise, you have two choices:  stay there and be miserable or claw your way out—one inch at a time. That clawing […]

Mar 052014
 
Standing Still at Warp Speed

Sometimes I feel like Lyme disease is a black hole and I’m standing on its event horizon. Petrified, yet consumed with its mystery. My feet too heavy to move from the crushing grip it has on me. One second of my life spent frozen on the event horizon and a life time of the world […]

Feb 102014
 
Around Every Corner Mischief Awaits

It seemed like an eternity passed before I could find an angle that would capture both the dogs and a good portion of one of my favorite walking spots. After a few minutes of positioning the dogs, testing the angles and arguing with the cracker that “stay” means “stay” and that “look” means “look at […]

Dec 032013
 
Temptation Waits

“Princess I can resist anything but temptation.” “Yield to temptation, Big Boy. It may not pass your way again!”

Oct 032013
 
Passionately Dedicated to the Pursuit of Short Term Goals

It’s time to take a page out of my dog’s book on living. In my life, I’ve been disciplined, dedicated and goal-oriented. I’ve had ambitions and dreams, just like anyone else. For the past few years, I’ve been struggling a bit with guilt that surrounds my no longer having any dreams. Lately, even my hobbies […]

Sep 032013
 
Excuse Me While I Kiss the Sky

Purple haze all in my brain. Lately things don’t seem the same.   I’ve got Jimi on my brain for September’s masthead. In addition to having difficulty writing simple blog posts, it seems my amateur capacity for moderately decent photography has gone to crap. Sifting through all my photos taken in the past months was […]

Aug 082013
 
Searching for our Groove

This month’s masthead was inspired by this song from The Boss. As much as I’d like to bare my Sylvia Plath side, Mr. Wild Dingo would be mortified if I went with my original idea theme, Paint it Black.  Hang on, Internet, you’ll understand in a minute. Mr. Wild Dingo’s nick name while in the […]

Jun 042013
 
Bottoms Up!

When I’m feeling blue, nothing cheers me up than a shot like this. Doggie butts are silly. I was going to cover up their butt-holes for obvious reasons, but then I realized, butt-holes are a part of real life and unavoidable. Like the kinds you run into while on a pleasant dog walk, bothering nobody […]

May 012013
 
Members Only

Last month, Mr. Wild Dingo installed the on and off ramps to the tree house and raised their flag at full staff.  They were dismantled for safety reasons while we were living in Switzerland. Juno was pleased as punch. Lately she enjoys eating her raw bones up there after her morning runs. Both dogs are […]

Apr 022013
 
You Can Never Hold Back Spring

Every now and then, Mr. Wild Dingo and I will put on an old play list and this song by Tom Waits will play.  Every time without fail, one of us will always say, “Maggie’s song.”  It was very clear how seasons affected Maggie, especially later in life. In January, her mood and energy would […]