How long does it take to get over something traumatic? Do you ever really “get over it” or do you just find coping mechanisms? Or do you eventually just become completely inured to the pain? We adopted one of our dogs when she was just over eight weeks old. She had been dumped at the
I have a reminder set on my computer that alerts me once a month to write a piece for my blog. I enjoy writing and I hope that someone enjoys reading what I write, but like with so many things in our busy world several months can go by with no creative words before I
Prior to getting chickens I did a lot of research. I wanted to understand not just what I could expect from the chickens themselves, but also what the dynamic might look like with respect to the various other pets we have, what the time commitment was, and what major problems we needed to plan for.
In the work I do I am often called on to ask an individual or a group: what are you trying to accomplish? It’s not a brilliant question, in fact it is the kind of thing you often just take for granted –surely this has been considered before embarking on an action. Right? Well the
A couple of weeks ago I went with my daughter when she got her tattoo. If you have tattoos you know that what you want to say is “her first” because it’s hard to stop at one, but for now just “her tattoo.” She is 19 and a junior in college living in her own house
Have you ever ridden a bus? Either a long-haul trip or just a local. Even a school bus experience will do if that is all you have had. When you get on the bus that’s it, you are on the bus until the next stop. Long or short that’s it – you are stuck until
The rain has come to California. It stayed away for a long time and so we forgot what it was like to have water falling from the sky. It is wonderful of course, but it also creates some inconvenience. That’s true of the never-ending sunshine also: lovely days but no showers and dead plants. Every