I read somewhere that if you think you have a good story, put a dog in it. The dog will make it even better. I tend to agree. Here are three great books that aren't necessarily about a dog, but have a dog (or two) in them. Edgar Sawtelle is one of those books that … Continue reading The Booklist; great books you might have missed.
We all have heroes. If you don't have one, find someone. Today. I keep more than my fair share, so that on any given day, in any situation, I can look to my heroes for encouragement. For example, when I feel like giving up, I turn to Winston Churchill, who inspires me to "never, never, … Continue reading an ordinary day with Grace Paley
My neighbor, age sixty-something, has waged a war on our local coyote pack. Very early in the morning I hear his shotgun. The noise is startling, territorial. I imagine my small herd of horses dispersing like stars, the coyote lying motionless on the hill. Later in the day, I meet my neighbor in the clearing … Continue reading Song Dog