Sensitive Ears

  A truck towing a horse trailer drove into the parking lot. The driver parked so the back of his horse trailer faced me. Then he closed his truck door and walked toward the building. Inside the trailer, a pair of oversized ears—bigger than a horse’s ears—pivoted first one way, then the other. Like radar … More Sensitive Ears

Gifts to Cheer

It’s that time of year when many of us are out looking for gifts. I’d like to offer some ideas to give people whose health is compromised. These ideas don’t have to cost a lot. *Offer a specific food treat. Ask about their food preferences. If you know the specific tastes of your friend, then … More Gifts to Cheer

Humor & Cancer

“How do you deal with it? You always have a smile on your face,” my friend said. Those of you who regularly read my blog know that I have cancer in my bones. Our bones do not like cancer. Pain is how they complain. Several years ago we knew a man who suffered through chronic … More Humor & Cancer

Peach Season

The rosy cheeks and perfect soft texture of the ripe peach begged me to bite into it. I rubbed off as much of the peach fuzz as I could under the running water. Then sliced off a chunk of the golden fruit. I crushed the peach’s soft flesh between my teeth and tongue to extract … More Peach Season

What Do You See?

When I was a kid . . . Do you hate it when adults start their stories like this? Believe it or not, we did actually do fun things. And we did those fun things without computers. On long summer days all the neighborhood kids brought a towel or blanket or sheet to the designated … More What Do You See?

Dog Drawings

The week of June 20th I wrote about the World’s Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, California. Nearly every summer I try to give readers ideas in the category of: Adventures at Home. Summers can sometimes drag on. My kids always looked for creative adventures at home to enjoy. With Adventures at Home in mind, I … More Dog Drawings

And the Winner Is…

It is time once again for the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. I have a few ideas in honor of this event to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. After all, summer is the prime time for Adventures at Home. 1. The Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, California hosts the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. Check … More And the Winner Is…