Hecate Verona dog house

How Much Would You Spend on a Dog House?

“This leads to the dog enjoying the outdoors even more and staying more active and that is highly recommended by veterinarians.”   Alice Williams. We have two dogs—both rescues. Scout was … Continue Reading →


Emile Coue

Cure Yourself the Coué Way

“Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.” Émile Coué. Ok—cynics will immediately dismiss Coué’s “autosuggestion” as just so much latent-hippie, New Age, Kumbaya, group-hug bunk. And … Continue Reading →


Shirley Temple child star

Are There Animal Crackers in Your Soup?

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when my mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph. Shirley Temple. Shirley Temple may have … Continue Reading →


Zig Ziglar Believes in You

Who Needs Money?

“Money won’t make you happy…but everybody wants to find out for themselves.” Zig Ziglar. Zig Ziglar was a child of the Great Depression. Originally from Alabama, his family moved to … Continue Reading →


Dr. King

Dr. King Wants Your Answer

“One who breaks an unjust law must do so openly, lovingly and with a willingness to accept the penalty.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nineteen sixty-three wasn’t shaping up to … Continue Reading →


Bobbie the Wonder Dog

Bobbie The Wonder Dog’s Christmas Tail (?)

“Well done, Bobbie.” Frank Brazier. There are some things that simply defy rational explanation and Bobbie’s story is one of them.  Bobbie—better known as Bobbie the Wonder Dog—was a collie … Continue Reading →


Candles

Christmas Dark and Light

“It is far better to light the candle than to curse the darkness.” W. L. Watkinson. It’s obvious, isn’t it? If you want to pierce the darkness, you have to … Continue Reading →


Dorothy and Toto in Oz

What’s Up With Oz?

Dorothy: Oh, will you help me?  Can you help me? Glinda: You don’t need to be helped any longer. You’ve always had the power to go back to Kansas. Dorothy: … Continue Reading →


Norm Peterson at Cheers

Milk-Bone Undies?

“It’s a dog eat dog world and I’m wearing Milk-Bone underwear.” Norm Peterson. When Norm Peterson walked into the bar everyone, in unison, shouted, “Norm!” And why not? Cheers was … Continue Reading →


100-year flood

A Hundred-Year Flood

“There’s no such thing as a hundred-year flood.” Andrew Cuomo. The New York Governor has it right—there’s no such thing as a hundred-year flood. At least not as most of … Continue Reading →