For almost two years now, a pandemic has made its home among us. In the early days, there were some who breezily opined that it was just another flu bug, and others who squawked that it was the end of the world. I suppose it has always been so when pestilence hits: some are predisposed... Continue Reading →
Sweet old dog.
Last week we had another Marley and Me moment, saying goodbye quite unexpectedly to our sweet old collie, Scout. I say “another” moment, because it’s the third time in eight years we’ve gone through this particular grind of grief; less, surely, than a two-legged loss, but a knock-the-wind-out-of-you pain all the same. Our dogs, one... Continue Reading →
“There is No Planet B,” or, Ten Ways the Earth is Good for Your Soul
Emmanuel Macron (he's the president of France, mais oui) spoke to our Congress yesterday, and offered this pithy observation: "We are killing our planet. Let's face it, there is no planet B." Now, I'm not exactly a model conservationist, but I have lived on planet A long enough to know that he's absolutely right. You... Continue Reading →