Feelin’ lucky in Boston

So, wow. It’s been quite an adventure these last weeks. I’ve landed myself a new job, visited Boston to get a taste of that job, found an apartment, returned to Arkansas, had Cookiefest, threw myself a party that people actually came to, had Thanksgiving, had many a poignant goodbye, packed up half of my life with the helpContinue reading “Feelin’ lucky in Boston”

A little girl and her art

I have this friend. I’ve known her most of my time in Arkansas. I was her friend when her daughter, whom we’ll call May, was born. One of the amazing parts about being in Arkansas as long as I have been is that I’ve been able to watch May grow up into a remarkable littleContinue reading “A little girl and her art”

Sadie’s first dog therapy visit: “But what is she doing here?”

When I first started to get to know my dog, Sadie, it was clear that she was a pretty special pooch. I’ve never met a dog with such a gentle nature, and it seemed, without fail, that she would meet humans and they would say some variation of “what a sweet dog!” I would bringContinue reading “Sadie’s first dog therapy visit: “But what is she doing here?””

To Pee or not to Pee…that is apparently the question

Dog parks are dirty…nay, I’d go so far as to say filthy…places.  They are an enclosed parcel of grass that has been urinated, pooped and slobbered upon by hundreds of dogs.   They seem to fall at the bottom of the city park grass mowing schedule, so they are often full of ankle-tickling, chigger-housing grass.Continue reading “To Pee or not to Pee…that is apparently the question”

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

If I’m being honest, I’ve been going a little stir-crazy lately.  It’s been hot and muggy, and I’ve really, really wanted to be on a mountain or by a large body of water.  As I’ve lamented in the past, I don’t have friends with boats and lake houses to really enjoy the last dregs ofContinue reading “Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park”