This Crazy Life

Self and Self-Destruction

This is where I am tonight; this is what is in my heart & mind: Self: When I was 19, my new husband & I moved to 33 acres of gorgeous land in the foothills of the Blue Ridge. I loved the mountains so much, and wanted to learn about "homesteading." We got a goat… Continue reading Self and Self-Destruction

Asperger's, This Crazy Life, Wolfdreams...

That Primal Urge, Neanderthals, & Spirits

(No, not THAT primal urge, another one!) I remember very little of my life. It's not like other people do. I remember little bits & pieces from here & there. Frozen vignettes. Still-lifes. Partly, I'm sure that's from the Lyme, etc. But not entirely. One thing I do remember clearly: as a child, standing in… Continue reading That Primal Urge, Neanderthals, & Spirits

Life on The Mountain

An Ordinary Day: A Deer Story

It was an ordinary Fall day. I stepped outside onto the deck to throw our compost - mostly banana peels and used tea bags - into the woods. At the first throw, suddenly, not far away, nestled between trees and stones, up from the leaves sprang two young deer. Their tails didn't white flag alert,… Continue reading An Ordinary Day: A Deer Story

Furry Family, This Crazy Life

Gutwrenching Decisions

This post is supposed to be about my visit to the doctor yesterday. But it's not. Sorry, Mom, but you are going to have to wait a little while longer for that. Because this post is about those gut-wrenching decisions we face as pet-keepers, companion animal lovers, dog lovers... This post is about Dart. Dart… Continue reading Gutwrenching Decisions