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A Little About Emma

So far, I’ve written about Ellie, my dog of a lifetime. However, no story about her can be complete without a few words about her interesting daughter, Emma. Ellie and Emma were a team, and nothing happened to one without … Continue reading

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The Soul of a Small Town

I don’t go to church very often, but the other day I felt a hunger to publicly connect with God, to be infused with and blessed by the Spirit. As a card-carrying Episcopalian, and with a new friendship with the … Continue reading

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My Dog of a Lifetime, Part III: Ellie Becomes a Texan!

Of Ellie’s four puppies, I kept the female, named Emma, and the dad’s owner kept one of the boys. The two remaining males were sold, the one named Buckley going to a dear friend and co-worker of mine and her family, … Continue reading

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Bootcamp is Not for Wimps

I interrupt my regularly scheduled blog posts to report on my latest inadvertent attempt to kill myself: bootcamp. All my life, I’ve been in great condition, starting with playing loads of tennis on the club level (and winning my share of tournaments, … Continue reading

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My Dog of a Lifetime, Part II: Smart, Sassy Ellie!

The New Baby Gets a Name! I took my little girl home, and life with her began. She seemed mature for her young age, was calm, curious, and very sweet. As we got to know each other, one day and … Continue reading

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My Dog of a Lifetime, Part I

NOTE: I am writing this blog entry in several parts, first because it is a very long story, and secondly it is a very emotionally draining one for me to tell; there is only so much I can handle at any … Continue reading

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“Dear Cancer.gov: You Dropped the Ball. Now, Pick it Up!”

On August 13, 2013, I posted to this blog about going to the web site cancer.gov, the web site of the National Cancer Institutes, to learn what I could about the cancer with which I was diagnosed in July: fallopian tube … Continue reading

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Of Failures, Successes, Love and Thanksgiving

Everyone who knows me knows that fishing is part of my DNA, and owning a boat runs a close second. Boat ownership is something of a family legacy for me, with generations before me having either bought or built many … Continue reading

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The Cotton Bowl

When I was a little kid, our family doctor would say, “Never put anything in your ear smaller than your elbow.” Now I know why. I, as many ladies do, have a little travel kit containing makeup items. In my … Continue reading

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The Circle of Life

LITTLE ANNIE OAKLEY I’ve been hunting since I was about six. My first gun was a single-shot .410 from Sears & Roebuck; with it, I learned how to hunt quail. From there, my next gun was a Sako .222, equipping … Continue reading

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