April Fools

Position: HANGING ON THE TELEPHONE I’m going to tell you a story about the most brilliant April Fool’s prank I ever played. I promise it’s a good one. Especially if you grew up in a household with a telephone wired …

Commuting Sentences

Position: 39°18’10.3″N 77°01’10.6″W “On the road of life there are passengers and there are drivers. Drivers wanted” That slogan is from 1995. A vintage similar to a 30-year-old bottle of Macallan’s Single Malt Whiskey. A bottle of which will set …

Time and Tides

Position: 48°50’08.4″N 3°05’05.6″W I’m late this week. I’m often late putting fingers to keyboard ahead of this blog’s self-imposed deadline. I almost said ‘capricious’ deadline, but the deadline serves a purpose. After all, one must have some discipline, however crapulous. …

The Cupcake Years

Communications Dogs don’t speak human. Therefore, to have a healthy relationship, humans have to learn to speak dog. That’s just the way it is. I was lucky. I had a great teacher in Banjo, our late Border Collie/Australian Shepherd rescue. …

Nancy Clark Reynolds

Sometimes we are lucky enough to meet people that are so profoundly accomplished we never get to the bottom of their stories. And Nancy Clark Reynolds was so naturally modest that getting her to tell her stories often involved cajoling …