Monthly Archives: March 2014

Why People Love Dogs So Much

Originally posted on The Patron Saint of Dogs:
Recently a friend expressed exasperation on their Facebook page: “I can’t believe how much attention and time and money people give to their dogs. They are DOGS for crying out loud.” I…

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SLOGANS, SYMBOLS & WORDS TO LIVE BY

  Never count your cards at the gambling table. Don’t sit with your back to the door. Shake your boots out before putting them on; there might be scorpions. I’m not sure where I picked up those words of wisdom, or … Continue reading

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I WANT TO BE A WRITER WHEN I QUIT GROWING UP.

  What would happen if I quit my job at the doctor’s office and took up writing full time? I’d lose my medical insurance; I couldn’t pay the bills. But might it not be possible to simplify? To sell off … Continue reading

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Night Verse

There is a shade of indigo                                                                                                                 that describes night.                                                                                                                                 I’ve chased it all my life in order to                                                                                               paint the nocturne,                                                                                                                                 if only in my mind.                                                                                                                             Add to it, some Van Gogh stars,                                                                                                             a hint of Coltrane,                                                                                                                                   a string of … Continue reading

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SHAMELESS PLUG FOR MY NEW BOOK. And a cat.

The plug is not for the cat. Cats don’t need a plug from me; there are many wonderful affiliations helping the homeless find homes, the sick become well, the lost be found, and all without any help from my blog. … Continue reading

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CAT SPRING

Today is March March the first. Third month of the calendar year. The month that brings spring. Ah, spring…. Today I am at the coast. The sun does a slow strobe: in and out, bright and gray, then bright again. … Continue reading

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KITTY HOW-TO INSTRUCTION MANUAL: Notable

Notable ailurophiles include Albert Einstein, Florence Nightingale, H.G. Wells, Sir Winston Churchill, Pope Benedict XVI, George Burns, John Lennon, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Queen Victoria, Nostradamus, and Vanna White. Freddie Mercury of the band, Queen, phoned home to his … Continue reading

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