Family, Tragedy, Strength

Families are kind of an enigma really. How we define them, how we connect with them. How they change over time and experience and generation. How our expectations of what family is “supposed” to be and what the reality actually is. How we see families reflected on social media, television, movie screen, and all the…

Nanette’s Top Ten “Surgi-Learnings”

It’s my three-week surgiversary, and I can safely say it has been unlike any experience I have ever had in my life. Sometimes old dogs have to learn new tricks whether they ever thought they needed to or not. I’ve tried to share that with Bud and the cats but they are even less amenable…

Living on the Edge

Living on the edge. That was the first thing I thought when I glanced outside a few mornings ago and saw Ringo, for reasons only a feline might know, crouched on the outside of the protective railing of my deck a full story up from ground level. The deck is perfectly safe, a nice size,…