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Monday 19 October. After having spent a wonderful week together, it was time for Juli and Magpie to go. Tiamo and I waved until we couldn’t see their car anymore.…

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After having read Meet: Tiamo, my friend Walter Ruston wrote:  Maura, that’s a great journal of not only a dynamic dog but also the network of kindness, beginning with your amazing…

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Part One She is scruffy and adorable. Plucky and resilient. Smart and resourceful. When she runs, she does so with unfettered joy. It’s as if she thinks she’s Super Dog:…

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by Ben Giamo 1. Follows September and precedes November. Tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. The eighth month in Romulus’ Roman reckoning. From octo, Latin…

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It isn’t often that I wish I was less sensitive but yesterday was one of those days. Yesterday, I was blindsided by a stranger who singled me out as the…

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She said I was negative and I hooted with happiness. For someone who’s been characterized as Pathologically Positive, that’s really saying something. But when it comes to Covid-19, being told You’re…

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Tragedy Tragedy, the type we are currently experiencing, while absolutely awful, deeply concerning, and in many ways catastrophic, has another side to its coin. In these times of gross materialism…

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In my life, I’ve had many wonderful Christmases. I’ve also had a whole lotta really rotten Christmases. There was only one that was both. It was Christmas 1975. Sixteen weeks…

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