This Crazy Life

Reflections: Letting Old Pain Go

Last night, prodded by my mother and her relayed messages from my brother that my father was not doing well (my parents have been divorced since I was a teenager), I called my dad. He's almost 84. I hadn't talked to him in a year, maybe two, and haven't seen him since 2005. There are… Continue reading Reflections: Letting Old Pain Go

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Animals: Thoughts and Considerations

So, I've been thinking about something (those who know me know it's time to groan). What follows is long and rambling, but, there are questions at the end. Specifically, I've been thinking about dogs, cats, companion animals, and farm animals, and how our society expects different behavior from the owner of a companion animal versus… Continue reading Animals: Thoughts and Considerations