“Great Happiness” is a Yellow Lab

Allow me to introduce Alissa. Among other things, her name means, “Great happiness.” She is almost 16 weeks of age now and already has a number of commands under her belt. She is a very sunny little girl with that sweet Labrador demeaner.  Even when she is being a bit of a dickens, she isContinue reading ““Great Happiness” is a Yellow Lab”

Update on Felicia

I learned a lot from my experience with this precious dog. She had to return to the Humane Association because she was too agrressive for my home and neighborhood. By the time I took her back, she had threatened a 4-year-old child and killed my cockatiel.  She was already in “Last Chance Saloon” for chasingContinue reading “Update on Felicia”

Felicia

This is Felicia. She is a black lab/border collie mix, about 13 months old now. I adopted this little lady from the Humane Association’s animal shelter… When I first met her, all she could do was cower.  Once she got through that, she became a bit aggressive, mostly from severe anxiety disorder. Felicia has madeContinue reading “Felicia”

Community

If you read through my blogs, it might become evident that I have a passion for building community.  Strong towns and neighborhoods are crucial for our well being, especially now, when prejudice, threat of deportation and the possibility of having vital services cut loom so darkly.  That has inspired the following: Coming together as citizens;Continue reading “Community”

On Our Own

I was reading the headlines on http://news.google.com   There was one about the CDC having their conference on the impacts of climate change without federal participation.  From the way it was stated, I got the impression that this is new. This got me thinking, what will we need to do for ourselves?  From what willContinue reading “On Our Own”

The Tyranny Has Begun – Executive Orders That Close US Borders and Oppress Her People

While people go about their daily lives, working, eating supper and doing chores, and evil is set in place. Oh, there’s plenty of distraction:  The squabble about illegal voters and numbers is back; Mr. Trump doesn’t believe reports… Meanwhile, immigrants, refugees and the people who help them are about to be targetted; Social Security andContinue reading “The Tyranny Has Begun – Executive Orders That Close US Borders and Oppress Her People”

First Families; Transitions

I have been thinking of a number of stories that are beautiful.  You have probably read or heard many of them, but they are worth repeating: *When George W. and family were moving out of the White House and the Obamas were moving in, the Bush Sisters wrote letters to the Obama girls, encouraging themContinue reading “First Families; Transitions”

Truth

Let the truth be known; Hold it in high esteem. “Alternative facts” don’t make it; They’re nothing more than schemes.   Let Truth rule your heart; Honor and keep it near. Even when Truth seems difficult; Declare it loud and clear.   Great is this treasure, A valued gift and right. Let us join inContinue reading “Truth”

I Have Found My Voice

If there is one good thing that has come out of the US election, it’s that our complacency has been kicked in the butt. For too long, it has been easy to avoid hard issues or get weighed down by cynicism. I understand: I have been there. Part of the challenge is that anger givesContinue reading “I Have Found My Voice”