Tag Archives: dogs

A new essay in “Past-Ten”: on memory and miscarriage

A few months ago, a writer/author/teacher/editor friend of mine, the lovely Donald Quist, asked me to submit a piece to his online journal, Past-Ten. Past-Ten is a wonderful publication that asks the question, “What were you doing on this day … Continue reading

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New column: “A puppy–and dog owner–in training”

Hi, all. Forgot to post yesterday. My column this week in The Greenville News is about training our new puppy, Merlin. And, of course, training ourselves. That and more if you click here. Sure hope y’all enjoy it!

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New column: “The wilderness of parenthood”

Hi, all! My column in The Greenville News this week is all about frontiering in the parenting wilderness. Just call me Laura Ingalls. Hope y’all enjoy! To read, click here.

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New column: “Bittersweet: from old dog to new puppy”

This week’s column in The Greenville News is about the experience of moving from our sweet old dog to a brand new puppy, and all the emotions–and worries–that come with it. To read, click here.

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New column: “Welcoming a new member of the family”

I’m posting this week’s new column in The Greenville News a bit late, and for that I apologize. I have been serving on jury duty all week long, and my service ended today. I’ve felt a bit like I’ve been … Continue reading

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For Valentine’s Day, Five of the Places I Love

Today is Friday the 13th. We had a two-hour school delay today in Western North Carolina for cold. (Yep: cold.) I’m wearing fleece pants and my Sorel snow boots. I didn’t brush my hair before dropping my older daughter at … Continue reading

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Newest Newspaper Column

Hi, all. Here’s the link to the online version of my newest column at The Greenville News: “Olympic TV ads hit home with moms and dads” It’s got Winter Olympics, parenting, commercials and dogs. Hope you enjoy!

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Good Dog

Today, I celebrate the birthday of my dog, Scout. She’s 10 years old. She’s played quite a few roles over the years: best buddy, favorite trail partner, baby wrangler, toddler pillow, road trip queen, beach bum, lifeguard, mountain climber, and … Continue reading

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