Family

Ghosts

Everything I experience with my 13-year-old daughter comes with ghosts. Not gauzy, woo-woo supernatural ghosts. But shadows, echoes of the past, hazy reminders of lessons painfully learned that haunt me from the depths of my mind. They are not visible or audible to anyone but me, but they are there. They cling to the edges… Continue reading Ghosts

Gracie the dog getting a shower
Family

But You Wanted a Dog! Our Family’s “30 Day Pet Rule”

I started my morning by taking a shower with a shit covered dog. Happy Thursday. The culprit: Gracie Coco, our year-old Alaskan Malamute/Wolf mix. The other culprit: our 8-year-old daughter, Macy. How Did This Happen? A Long, Strange Night . . .  See, Gracie is Macy's dog. Normally, we have Macy give her own dog… Continue reading But You Wanted a Dog! Our Family’s “30 Day Pet Rule”