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I’ve got plenty to be thankful for

I love that old Bing Crosby song. A few of the things I am thankful for, in no particular order: That I can get in and out of bed by myself Amazon Web Services Collin Street Bakery fruitcake The New Yorker That I can finally get boots in my size Cataract lens replacement Our public […]

Bright Lights, Big City

Spent the last week in Dallas, visiting and house-sitting for a friend in the hospital.  Although not as big as Houston or Chicago, it certainly qualifies as a Big City, especially if it’s been a long time since you’ve been in the Big City.  After several trips to the Louisville airport, the size of DFW […]

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Do cats get migraines?

Occasionally one of our cats will crawl into the spare bedroom to sleep underneath the bedspread.  And if you go into there and make noise, she will let out a pitiful little mew. Poor thing.

I meet a celebrity

This last Saturday was the Kentucky Humane Society’s annual outdoor fundraiser, the “Waggin’ Trail”. Donors brought out their dogs for laps around the park. It turned out to be a hot day with bright sun, and I carried many gallons of water for hundreds of these thirsty dogs. In addition to the walk, an owner-dog […]

You Scream, I Scream

It has been particularly hot here the last few days, and there was some real evidence of this in the Kroger frozen food aisle this morning.  They had advertised store brand ice cream sandwiches on sale, and since I had to go and pick up a few other items for work, I figured I’d toss […]

First Harvest!

Well, it was just some lettuce and scallions for a side salad tonight, but still… It is pollen week here in Louisville.  The air is nearly toxic outside.  You don’t breathe more than necessary and your nose still hurts.  The ground and the cars and the house are all covered with a yellow blanket.