Category: Life

  • A Story Twice Told

    What movies or TV series have you watched more than 5 times? I wasn’t going to do this prompt, but it occurred to me it is a great way to practice quick research and getting facts, dates and spelling of names correct. As I got into it, it was fun. Especially watching “Chuckles Bites the…

  • A Whole Lotta White People Just Don’t Get it.

    A Whole Lotta White People Just Don’t Get it.

    A collection of comments on the post, “A White Woman, Racism and a Poodle.”

  • A White Woman, Racism and a Poodle

    A White Woman, Racism and a Poodle

    I have not told this story before. I worry how it will be received. I don’t know the right language to express it other than my own thoughts and feelings. This post is not for people of color because they already know it. This is for white people living in suburbs and small towns who…

  • Walk Away–Don’t Get Dog Scammed

    Walk Away–Don’t Get Dog Scammed

    Puppy scams are on the rise. Searching for puppies online these days brings up more scam sites than real ones. And it’s not only sales; adoption and re-homing scams are also on the rise. It’s understandable. People are home, isolated and seeking companionship. People who have never shopped online are now doing so and may…

  • Speed Racer

    Speed Racer

    Speed Racer banner 1970s We moved to the new house in 1970, so I must have fell head-over-heels for Speed in 1973-74 when I was seven and in the third grade. That year our local TV station WJBK Channel 50 UHF Detroit began running the cartoon at 3 pm about the time school got out…

  • My Poodle is a Bully

    My Poodle is a Bully

    My white Standard Poodle is a great dog. I can take him anywhere–almost.

  • Evolve


    The word change has many meanings–make different, stop and start new, what’s left in your pocket.  Evolve is a better word for the flow of life because change is often viewed as abrupt. This blog is evolving. I am a writer. Have been since I was a kid. Writing is an active escape. You can…

  • When Your Dog Goes Missing

    When Your Dog Goes Missing

    It’s scary—you let your dogs out, you go to let them in and they are not there. What do you do? Or you’re out walking and suddenly a firework goes off; your dog takes-off in fear. What do you do? Prevention Prevention is worth a pound of cure. The best way to minimize losing your…