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Coloring: The New Meditation

Coloring books for adults have become all the rage in the last year or so. As it turns out, there are some benefits to it. According to some mental health experts, coloring gives us the ability  and the freedom to switch... Continue Reading →

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Hell. And Back.

Parker and Bill. He lounges a while before getting up. I hit a snag and had to delete the original posting of this piece. Here it is in its entirety.    I've had a tough year. And the last 4... Continue Reading →

Wrestling With Words

I have more to say about the AFA Conference, but it's been a tough subject to tackle. I have three more posts to publish here. However, I want to be very clear about what I say and how I say... Continue Reading →

Community Chop at Phoenix Landing

  Image found here: McConnell, IL History Making Chop with a crowd of people is not unlike a frontier Barn Raising. You have a specific goal in mind and everyone takes part making it a group effort. With everyone helping... Continue Reading →

Avian Politics

Oh dear. Here we go. I don't know if it's a full moon or the fact the yesterday was the summer solstice, but it sure as hell felt like the longest day of the year to me. I may not... Continue Reading →

If It Bleeds…It Leads.

Obviously, "Holly Hobbie" doesn't sell around here... Why does negativity sell? And why does it, and all of the controversy following it get everyone's attention? I have published so many happy and wonderful stories on here. Great stuff about good... Continue Reading →

Feels like Home

Even King O welcomed me back! (Photo by Janet Holt Hilton) When I got to Best Friends, it felt like I was coming back home. I'm so comfortable here and other than a few huge changes to the structures and... Continue Reading →

“It’s a Zip-Loc Life”

I don't know why this occurred to me, but it did. I was thinking about zip-loc bags and the integral part of they play in storing Chop. This innocent little sandwich bag has become a big part of my life.... Continue Reading →

Little Birds

I like little birds. I really do! But I’m afraid of them. I’m not afraid of them per se, but I’m afraid of their delicacy. I know that sounds weird, but when you have a few rather robust African Greys... Continue Reading →

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