National Dog Day
In honor of National Dog Day, here is a slow motion video of my seven month old Standard Poodle puppy, Charming, playing with a ten week old Rhodisian Ridgeback puppy, Maggie belonging to my friend Sue.
Shaun Cassidy Made Me a Life-long Reader
In the article, Book Pushing by Mary Lou Shuster, on one of my favorite blogs, The Nerdy Book Club, Mary Lou talks about a single book making a child a life-long reader or not. It made me think, what made me a life-long reader? I owe a large debt to my Mom and Georette Heyer because as…
My Friend Merlin
It is hard to lose your best friend human or canine. My dream since my mother died in 2005 is to retrace John Steinbeck’s 1960 trek across the US in, “Travels With Charlie.” If you have not read it, it is the chronicle of writer John Steinbeck driving from Long Island to Maine, to Isle…
Sharing a Sunbeam with Your Best Bud
Connection is the assignment for Photography 101. Can not get anymore connected than a cat and dog sharing a sunbeam. This is my Rhodisian Ridgeback mix, GG, and her best bud, Daisy, sharing the first sunbeam to come through window in a long time. Daisy is of a taciturn disposition. She came from the…
You Can See the Bottom!
Water plays a role and everyone’s life. Ditch, stream, lake, river aqueduct, marsh, swamp, puddle; I am certain every person has a special water place in their memory. There are many to choose from when you grow-up in Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes. I chose this spot along the Detroit River because it was…
Kids Don’t Walk to School Anymore
I live on a quiet suburban street. In fact, I have returned to the house I grew up in. There is an elementary school and a middle across the street; I attended both. The traffic is insane at drop-off and pick-up for both schools. I do not remember it being like that when I was…
Speed Racer and My Superpower
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 for the summer. I…