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sherrie-theriault's picture
Nov.20.2013
November 20     The Story as a Stowaway   I want to tell you a story, but I want to tell it to you quickly, so I can give it to you and then you can carry it on your way.  For what good is my story to you if you must leave it where it lay?  Your need to be elsewhere presses...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Nov.08.2013
November 8     Uggs   This is a big hurdle until it becomes a little step.  I will struggle with it as long as it takes for me to see it as something I can conquer a bit at a time, then, often as if by magic, it will melt into curbside snow and I can slosh through it in my boots...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Feb.23.2013
We walked on into wind laden with ice from the East. Telling ourselves that we were great to be out, that we owed it to the dogs and noticed how few other souls were braving the arctic air as we were. Still we moved on, bracing ourselves, bundling up our scarves like we were fooling ourselves that...
patti-lawson's picture
Jun.26.2012
It’s a cold night in Denver, and a homeless woman sits waiting for a kind stranger to drop some change or even a dollar or two in her container. Whatever the amount is, she only hopes it’s enough for a meal to share with her faithful canine companion. A man briefly enjoys the air conditioning at a...
monique-belli's picture
May.24.2012
I miss the cats.  Where is the thunder of feet coming up the stairs?  the bouce of the mattress as Typha makes her 10 lbs seem like 100?  the trilling, head rubs and wet nose? the gentle, cautious steps and soft pat of a paw on my cheek as Tache makes her quiet bed check?  No...
monique-belli's picture
Feb.25.2012
I was looking forward to sitting out on the back porch in the early morning air to write. It's time to come out of hibernation and join the quickening pace of life.  Unfortunately, the huge thunderstorm, brought on by the unseasonably warm weather, was followed by a cold spell and it's about...
douglas-r-keister's picture
Apr.08.2011
Dog Gone I’m pining for canines. Let me explain. A few months back I visited my friends Gary and Susan Allwardt. Before we could get to the usual social pleasantries, I was greeted by Wilson. Wilson is the latest addition to the Allwardt family. He is a used dog of suspect provenance that Gary and...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Feb.17.2011
Crossing into a new place with your child is a wonderful thing. It only takes something small for it to occur. You could be driving along the usual suburban streets, the mass of grey and brown sidewalks, the condensation on the glass, the mundane existence you believe to have found yourself lost...
connie-may-fowler's picture
May.05.2010
(Originally posted on March 16, 2010.) Katie was my beloved companion who passed away on St. Patrick's Eve a decade ago.  I posted this remembrance last year and think it's fitting to offer it here again in tribute of one of the great canine loves of my life. And though the piece was written...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Feb.07.2010
February 7   From Pen to Progress     “Leave those gaters in the paddock awhile longer,” said my sponsor.  I gave a little better than a cursory glance at the hulking forms though I did stay strictly on my side of the fence and grasped tighter the hand of my custodian.  The once over worked fine...