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7 Days of Silence and Some Absurd Text Messages

During my week of the flu/laryngitis I’d text my comments to my husband even if he was just on the other side of our L-shaped couch, and he’d reply verbally like a normal person. What remains is a one-sided text conversation proving most/all of my comments unnecessary and excessive. For the whole week everything revolved […]

Big Bear: Two Days off in Southern California

A dogwalking client recently bought a cabin in Big Bear, a small mountain town in Southern California, 2 ½ hours from the beach town where I live. They’ve been using it on weekends so they lent it to me for a midweek getaway, my first days off since May 22nd when I returned from East Africa. […]

Big Trees: A Road Trip to Northern California

Freedom is a full tank of gas and no obligations. Add a friend, take away traffic. Simple. My man and I left San Diego for the Sierra Nevada mountains and then Northern California, which would surprise no one if it were a separate state from Southern California. NorCal has trees and fewer people and valid reasons to own big […]

Dogs are the Gurus: One Hour at the Lagoon

The dogs pictured here are a few of my best friends. They always teach me something, comparable to the parents of young children reveling in their kid’s sense of wonder. People I barely know at a party will inform me that my love for animals is my way of compensating for not being a mother. They […]

My Guru, Diva the Rottweiler

This is one of my Gurus, Diva. I am made better simply by being in her presence. In this blog, I’m attempting to foster love for Humans-in-General by understanding the lives of some. But you don’t have to know anything about Diva to love her and be affected by her magic. To know she exists is enough.   […]

Paul Belitz (Part One) on Humility and Rebellion

Paul and I had a long talk after Mysore last week. I can’t give you any anecdotes about my history with Paul because, until about a month ago, I thought of him as “the tall guy who’s good at handstands.” He recently took some time off to recover from knee surgery. When he returned, his practice was […]