I Understand…

I’ve never been one to turn away from the raw and real, and nitty gritty about life. I don’t seek it out, but if it comes looking for me, I’ve tried to equip myself to the best of my ability to meet it. Hence my training as an EMT, my training in psychology, and my involvement with dog training and rescue. I figure that pretty much covers most of the bases.

As life often has a tendency to bunch up, I’m in a period where many people I know are being faced with emotionally wrenching decisions. The phone has been busy…

Two calls last week were from opposite sides of the same coin of a very tough decision.

One was from a woman […]

By |2018-02-17T11:34:26-05:00February 28th, 2018|Dogs in General, Life|2 Comments

Saner Gun Laws – What You Can Do to Help


Since 2013, there have been nearly 300 school shootings in America — an average of about one a week.

Had enough? I have. I am so bleepin tired of empty presidential platitudes and all those well-meaning prayers that have never brought back a dead kid or prevented more attacks. Ask any parent who’s lost a child, or any child who’s lost a sibling to gun violence what they think about that. Sadly, I am close to people in both those categories.

There is no sane reason on the planet why ANYONE should be allowed to own ASSAULT rifles, or be able to purchase a gun without a background check. There are […]

By |2018-02-17T11:30:39-05:00February 17th, 2018|Life|0 Comments

In the Market for a Dog? Know the Code

Row of dogs and puppiesI’m helping a friend look for a new puppy. One of the breeds that made it to her short list was the Papillon.  With a little more research, it wasn’t long before the cute little Papillon got crossed off.

Why?

The Code.

What is The Code, you ask?

It’s the positive spin breeders put on their breed descriptions, endorsed by the AKC. And, I believe, it’s a major contributor as to why so many dogs wind up in shelters and rescue situations.

And because I, for one, am sick and tired of people being encouraged to make bad choices in selecting dogs because of misleading information, I’m gonna help you crack The Code.

So […]

By |2019-06-08T08:12:05-04:00January 22nd, 2018|Dogs in General|15 Comments

How to Fix Google Chrome Problem with Second Screen Mouse Pointer Offset and Addons Issues

Google Chrome has some hinky issues with handling 2nd screen monitors and addon issues with mouse clicks not lining up. There are also issues with extension icons not working for multiple monitor setup.

You’ll read recommendations about disabling the hardware accelerator. Before you go there. Try this solution.

From your Start Menu, select “This PC” and then follow the rest of these instructions.

Instructions for fixing Chrome mouse issues

By |2017-12-29T09:59:25-05:00January 11th, 2018|Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments