Monthly Archives: August 2014

Waggin’ for Dragons

Over the weekend, I went to the coolest fundraising event for a local animal shelter – Waggin’ for Dragons, dragon boat racing! It seems there are companies out there that will rent out their boats for fundraising events like these. … Continue reading

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Single-Mindedness

“Single-mindedness simply means doing what we are doing, without daydreaming, on the one hand, or self-consciously observing ourselves, on the other.” (Boldt, Lawrence G. Zen Soup: Tasty Morsels of Wisdom From Great Minds East & West. Penguin Compass, 1997)  

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Rico’s Love Affair with Ducks (and accepting unfortunate situations)

Poor Mr. Rico. He was in a no-win situation–one he couldn’t change. A one-sided love affair that caused him great grief. Until recently. Every time we would see ducks at the park, he would freeze. And stare. The lure of … Continue reading

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How Do You Respond To Your Dog’s Barking?

What if people only expressed degrees of anger or fear at everything you said? That would suck. But that’s how many of us respond to our dogs’ barking. We might intellectually know dogs use a vocabulary of noises, including barking, … Continue reading

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