Finding the Truth in the Time of Alternative Facts and Fake News – It Can Be Done

Wooden blocks forming words "Fact" and "Fake"

We’ve come to live in a complicated, splintered world where not all realities are shared equally anymore. For instance, in this age of Trump, one can choose the option of “alternative facts.” The divisiveness that is happening in this country (and around the world) is like nothing I’ve seen in my lifetime. As someone who works hard at being clear and living a spiritual life, this is more than disconcerting.

At least in the US, the generally accepted practice has … Read more

Surprise Present

mulberry tree with berries I have lived in this house, on this property, for a very long time. The longest I’ve lived anywhere by double.

And I like to think that I’m an observant person because I usually am.

But this totally slipped by me for who knows how long. Until a few days ago.

(Actually, it was Cait who noticed it while home because her two roommates contracted covid. But that’s another story.)

A MULBERRY TREE!! Bearing mulberries. Lots of them!

So, of … Read more

Perks for Wink

cavalier walking on leash Graidy has been gone for a month now. It’s been 20 years since we’ve been a one-dog-family. It’s taking some adjusting for both me and Wink.

I worried that Wink would go into a deep depression without his best bud. And he did for a little while. But he seems to have rebounded.

In part, because he gets to do something now that rarely happened when Graidy was alive. He gets to come on walks with me now.

No matter … Read more

Graidy 2003-ish — May 13, 2020

The first day I met Graidy at Glen Highland Farm Rescue.

Whenever I think of Graidy, this is the pose I think of him in the most. Facing out, looking off into the distance. In fact, this is the first vision I had of him before I even met him. I wrote this story as fiction because it’s pretty fantastical about how he found me. But every word of it is true.

Border Collie laying in grass

This is my favorite photo of him. … Read more

Down the Rabbit Hole

Surreal landscape with a magic passage and a cheshire cat watching the scene on a tree branch

In some ways, this time we’re living in hasn’t really changed my life at all. Once a hermit, always a hermit. Yes, I really do like being alone. Really.

But with Andrew and Cait home full-time, I find myself watching more TV with them than I usually would.

And I guess it would be no surprise either that I have somewhat eclectic tastes when it comes to what I can actually sit through, which eliminates gratuitous violence, anything with a … Read more

Cause for Concern and Laughter

We are living in interesting times, as the curse/saying goes. Because of my work with healthcare, I am probably more aware than average of where we are and where we’re headed with COVID-19.

Here’s an interactive map that shows how the virus is spreading in this country.

The following chart shows where the world is on March 23rd. Today, the US  has 42,484 cases. Yesterday, there were 26,900. Do the math. The exponential horse is out of the barn.

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