I Know She’s Cute, But She’s a Wuss

So I have two red-merle Australian Shepherds now, Harvey and Spendy.  Harvey is my oldest adult live-in relationship, I have had since since August 2001.  I honestly don't remember my adulthood without Harvey.  He is now 13 years old and has what the vet's believe to be Congestive Heart Failure. Here is the dichotomy of... Continue Reading →


And Then His Foot Just Snapped Off

People seem to find stories about my leg interesting, here is one that I posted a while back that many people did not read. I thought it would be good to re-post it.

Swimming in Circles


I have been volunteering to go and tutor at Pearson Elementary for the last couple months.  This last Monday as I was leaving the office I heard the sound of metal rolling across concrete.  Then I looked down and realized that I was standing on one foot and my other foot was behind me.  The collar between my foot and my socket just snapped in half.  This is not too uncommon for me as many of you know I believe myself to be a bit of a legend when it comes to breaking legs.

What is more normal than I would like it be is downright bewildering for other people.  There was a woman that came walking up behind me as I was collecting my various leg parts.  She seemed to take a moment to process what she was seeing, then to her credit she offered to help.  When she…

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“I want an unplanned life”

There is a scene in one of the best movies ever "The Brother's Bloom" (#2 after Groundhog Day) in which Bloom tells Stephen that he wants an unplanned life.  The movie is about two brothers who are con men, but that is not the real story.  The real story is that Bloom was never comfortable... Continue Reading →

Ride Sundance, Ride!

Not many people idolize The Pinkerton's.  In almost every movie about the old west there are the bandits, which many times we are rooting for.  Then there are The Pinkerton's, the private police force hired by the forces that wanted to keep their money.  When Butch Cassidy, The Sundance Kid, Jesse James, Billy the Kid,... Continue Reading →

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