Monthly Archives: September 2012

Visit to the National Sheepdog Finals in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Part I.

This video has some good footage of dogs working sheep. On Thursday my wife and I visited the National Sheepdog Finals, being held on a ranch in the astonishing Klamath Basin, outside the town of Merrill, near Oregon’s border with … Continue reading

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A Guided Meditation (with Commentary)

Before reading my comments,  take three minutes out of your hectic day and practice this guided meditation. (Actually, after 30 seconds you’ll be hooked, or maybe I should say, swiped.) As you can see, I’m not quite over the theme … Continue reading

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This Needs Some Cheering Up…

For my part, I thought it fitting that the first post of my new blog should be about beginnings (puppies) as well as ends (the certain death of my dog and myself). After all, the value of the truly idle … Continue reading

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Countdown to Sorrow with a Puppy

About 20 minutes into the pilot episode of his sitcom Louie, Louie C.K. says And nothing good ends well.  It’s like if you buy a puppy and bring it home to your family and you say, “Hey look, everyone, we’re … Continue reading

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