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Last week, I received a care package from Missi Clements, who, having chosen me as her surrogate mom, is now affectionately known as one of my Portland daughters. Her gifts…

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One year ago Ben took me to a wonderful restaurant for a very special Valentine dinner.  He knows that Valentine’s Day is my favorite day of the year. I’ve always…

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Miraculously, and I mean that in a literal way, neither Tiamo nor I were bitten. But two nights ago we were attacked by a neighborhood dog.  We were walking along…

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“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” -Zora Neale Hurston On 10 October 2020, Tiamo was delivered safely to my doorstep from Terlingua, Texas via Portland, Oregon…

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With a name like 2020, why didn’t we see it coming?  It’s as if the year itself was designed by the emergency broadcast system: “This is a test; this is only…

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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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