Category Archives: Harley

Harley supplies a never-ending stream of learning opportunities and down-right funny antics. Find ’em both here.

Nota Bene

Harley, Helen and I have just returned from a walk in the woods. Forty-five minutes is about all Harley can handle these days. The short duration doesn’t seem to bother Helen as she enjoys running out front and returning, often … Continue reading

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Becoming Judie Kay

Every daughter realizes at some point in her life that, “Dear God, I’ve become my mother.” Sometimes it’s said with a bowed head, shaking slowly side to side and other times with a smile and pride knowing your mother would … Continue reading

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We Are Family

The modern family unit is complex and often includes members not connected by blood or marriage.  Same-sex parents, grandparents raising their children’s children, single mothers and fathers raising children with the help of their tightly-knit community.  All of these families … Continue reading

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Banana Shake

I should be working. But who can resist two dogs playing tug o’ war with a banana? Helen loves her banana and has named it Anna. She keeps Anna close to her bed and often carries it from room to … Continue reading

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The Bone Yard

When I was a kid, I played in the dirt—a lot. Like many kids, I enjoyed drawing figures in the dirt, making mud pies, and constructing and demolishing mounds of earth. There was a certain Pig-Pen quality to me and that … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices

Admit it.  You talk to your dog. And he talks back. Harley and I have full conversations about important things like where to go for our walk today, how his knee feels, what he’d like with his kibble for breakfast. … Continue reading

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The Red Leash

I like things that are worn, soft and comfortable. Of my sizable t-shirt collection, my favorites are those that have sloshed in the washer and tumbled in the dryer hundreds of times. They always fit just right. No matter the … Continue reading

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