Moving forward

About two weeks ago I went to New Orleans for an Ingress Anomaly. I’d planned to stop and visit with Ranger and Halo’s breeder, but Mother Nature decided it would be better to rain on her place and make it impossible to have any real fun or allow the dogs to play around. So instead…

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Drying food: Banana “jerky”

Over the years I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t like raw bananas. Put them in bread and you’re on. I also don’t like the fried-then-dried ones from the store. Then I found the dried mini bananas at Trader Joe’s. The only problem is the price. So I figured out my own version of…

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Ottawa Sands

This summer I worked for the local county parks system doing various things along the west Michigan lakeshore. The county stumbled into an opportunity to purchase a section of land that will make a single protected corridor of public land from the Kitchel Lindquist Dunes Preserve in Grand Haven, MI , through North Ottawa Dunes and…

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I still have stories to tell

I wanted to tell this story at The Moth in Detroit but, given my current financial situation with the seasonal job and uncertainty for employment after, I couldn’t justify the gas to get there and back. The theme for the night was: PROGRESS: Prepare a five-minute story about baby steps or giant leaps. Fixing what…

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Piecing things back together

My oldest brother recently told me about Kintsugi, the Japanese method of fixing broken pottery with gold. The method celebrates the item’s history by emphasizing the cracks and breaks instead of hiding them. Sometimes the repaired piece is more beautiful than the original, revitalizing it and giving it new life. I’m pretty broken right now…

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Changes

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” ― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of…

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As long as we remember him.

There once was a little puppy.   And he liked peanuts.   And playing with his brothers and sisters.   And he was happy.   And silly. And polite.   He loved life.   He loved his friends.   He loved naps   And fuzzy blankets   He loved car rides   And ice cream…

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Is this thing on?

Yep. Life steamrolled me. Again. So, here’s a scattered dump to bring you up to speed. Let’s see.   How long has it been? Two years… ugh…. Dogs. So much with the dogs. New titles in Barn Hunt, Weight Pull, Rally Obediene, Conformation, and progress made on more.     Ranger won the NALC B-Bay…

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Is your red the same as my red?

While the video below from Michael at Vsauce deals with color, the bigger picture he covers (including what taste, sounds, etc you experience vs what I experience from those same stimuli) is near and dear to my heart. Or, more accurately, my brain.

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The summary of my last few weeks

Halo came into heat. This is actually good timing since we have a show in a week and a half any my dogs run in a 2-dog event together. Having her in heat at the time would really suck, especially since both are ranked in the Top Ten for that event and this is the…

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