Why My Dog Sent Me an Invoice My dog Louie was perusing the Internet and saw this super-cool chewy—it was a plush toy—half squirrel, half cat. He’d never seen anything like it and he wanted it bad. I told him it was too pricey and looked cheaply-made. I said I would consider a new toy, a … More Why My Dog Sent Me An Invoice
I’m living in this realm that’s discussed in 21st century, non-fiction, adult-development books. I am an older parent and my parents are older. I am wiser, but less in-touch with both ends. My children get rap and my parents get par. Music vs. golf—I’ll take the music as long as it’s a sound created by … More Is There a Difference Between Young and Old?
The nanosecond we boarded the train, I was transported into an alternate experience of reality—a really magical one. Evidently, my teenage Alex felt the same. “I feel like I’m on the Polar Express, ” my girl said with wonderment, looking into the dining car with an innocent, yet impassioned curiosity that resembled the expression in … More Memory Train-ing: A Trip to Remember
Have you ever rolled over early in the morning to peek at your bedside clock or the time on your iPhone—and your pet gets a glimpse of your eyeball? Then you pretend to go back to sleep, but your dog/cat will have none of it. So you sluggishly get up, feed, walk, and, by then, … More Suckered, Again
Even as a child, I remember being patriotic. I’m not sure why I’ve always had this inner passion for my country from such a young age. I don’t come from a family with a large military or veteran presence or past. I mean, I remember my grandmother had a framed 16 x 20 black and … More Happy Independence Day, Again
I feel like I just got off a spaceship and I have to figure out how to survive on Neptune. I’ve seen pictures of it. I know others (even my children) have navigated their way through… But for me, this experience of trying to “get connected” is other-wordly. I got LinkedIn and then I got … More This is insane!