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The Paws That Refreshes

I’ve referred many times to our younger dog as Big Blake, about 85 pounds of rambunctiousness who’s never met a substance that he didn’t try to eat. He’s lively. He’s fun. He’s carefully watched at meal times. He also, unknown … Continue reading

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A Time To Think

There’s a fire racing through Facebook. This time, the spark came from talk of Syrian refugees. Before that, it was gun control. Before that, some other broad and powerful issue of the day, building an audience faster than the rumor … Continue reading

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Turning Tales

Many of my baseball-loving friends have the blues. And they couldn’t be happier. Some of that blue belongs to the colors of the Kansas City Royals, questing for their first title in 30 years and desperate to wrap up the … Continue reading

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If There’s Anything …

I’m tempted to just write the words “Thank you” and be done with it this week. After all, what else is there for me to say? I’m referring, of course, to the steady stream of comments, offers and good wishes … Continue reading

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The Moment of Pain

Sometimes news is hell. I don’t use the word lightly. Yes, at the best of times, the daily news can seem to hold enough misery, anger and grief for anyone. Major wars. Minor cruelties. Kardashian news. We know it, we … Continue reading

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A Moment’s Attention

I came down the basement steps into a sea of garbage. “Oh, Blake …” When a 70-pound dog shreds two bags of trash, the results can be pretty spectacular. Especially when you’ve just cleaned the kitchen the day before. I … Continue reading

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Brought Fourth in Silence

I’ve never known a quieter Fourth. No shells bursting in the sky. No firecrackers raising the hackles of our dog. Just a night where the occasional rattle and bang and boom was occasional indeed, brief ripples in a sea of … Continue reading

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