Published on June 21, 2017 in Writing
Several years ago, I read The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. It was a real eye opener for me to realize that I could think I was expressing love for someone, but that they might not see it as love because they spoke a different love language. Sort of like me speaking German to someone who understands only Italian.
Published on June 21, 2017 in Anecdotes
I posted this sign on my back door many years ago. Why? Because we had what we diplomatically called a “spirit problem” at my house. I was not the one to figure this out, my dog Gunny was.
Published on June 18, 2017 in Dogs
No one knows your dog like you do. No one. You spend countless hours a day with him or her, watching how he moves, his funny little habits, and countless other details. So therefore YOU are best placed to know if there is something wrong with your dog.
Published on June 8, 2017 in Writing
Perfect and bulletproof are seductive, but they don’t exist in the human experience. We must walk into the arena, whatever it may be – a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation – with courage and the willingness to engage. Rather than sitting on the sidelines and hurling judgment and advice, we must dare to show up and let ourselves be seen. This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.
Published on September 14, 2015 in Writing
The book opens with a letter that I wrote to Ganimedes shortly after he died. The last few weeks of his life, I found myself writing him letters every few days – even though I was living in the same house with him and was with him 24 hours a day.
Published on September 14, 2015 in Anecdotes
Everyone wants to know the story behind the amazing photo of Gunny that appears on the book cover. With good reason. It is an extraordinary photo!