Hunter’s Annual Checkup

I fear it every year. Highly bred Golden Retrievers are prone to get tumors early on. This year, Hunter is 8 years old, had me anticipating the worst. No reason to expect the worst. Completely irrational. Nevertheless, imagine my dread when the vet said he found a lump. An icy cold knife pierced my stomach. …

Here Comes Holy Week

For those that may not be Christians or who may be very conservative Christians, tomorrow is Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week. Each of the days represents some main event in the final week of Jesus’ life. For example, Thursday evening is the time churches commemorate the establishment of the Lord’s …

Hunter, Get Me Outta Here!

Yesterday Hunter — my service dog — had his annual exam. Everything came out OK. The vet found a small lump but it turned out to be nothing but a little fatty tissue. I love Hunter and it seems that he loves me. Right now my heart is filled with happy feelings. Hunter is out …

Banging My Head…

I am going to draw out a metaphor with this post; unlike the post just before about the cherry tree. This afternoon a poor, little dark-eyed junco is repeatedly banging itself into one of our windows. Obviously, it must believe that there is something there it wants. Something that will help it cope better during …

The Dark Night And Reason

I’ve managed to get a virus. I’m in the coughing stage now. <cough, cough> Bummer, eh? Here’s a quote that should provoke a little thought, especially given the whole point of religion these days. Again, it’s from the master of mystic life, John of the Cross. The Sayings of Light and Love. In The Collected …

Learning From Others

I have spent most of the day learning a lot about blogging. I am such a newbie. I have tons yet to learn. I’ve been learning from two people I have learned to trust and respect and who know A LOT about blogging. If I’m not careful, I could end up doing this full time. …

Has It All Been Worth It?

I have to tell myself that I’m sick and that, because I’m sick, I am depressed. Depression, however, is one of my diagnoses, along with anxiety. It doesn’t crowd into my life just when I am physically ill. I have a mental illness too. I ask myself today: What’s it all been worth? Has my …