Still Quite High On Life

I'm high a lot of the time.  Not with the aid of drugs, but on the quartet of "happy chemicals" that flow naturally in all of us: Dopamine, Serotonin, Oxytocin, and Endorphins.  My favorites are the elusive endorphins, which aren't all that easy to get, but have the best payoff by far. Last night I … Continue reading Still Quite High On Life


Enjoying Summer More Than Ever

The critters are all back, and I'm glad to see them all.  The hummingbirds are usually one of the first to appear after their journey from God knows where.  There are now about seven that I see every day around my wife's feeder.  They buzz around our patio, totally oblivious to our movements. Life is … Continue reading Enjoying Summer More Than Ever

My First Winter Solstice Celebration

It was the last full moon appearing on a winter solstice until the year 2094, which I don't anticipate seeing.  There was also meteor shower expected. My wife had left for her work party that had seemed unlikely for me to avoid, but after a sudden turn for the worse, I was home alone with … Continue reading My First Winter Solstice Celebration

Sometimes It’s Drudgery

They get to participate in at least two excursions per day.  You'd think they'd be dying to get outside, but often it's a struggle.  Sometimes just finding them is a challenge.  Occasionally I end up hunting for them throughout the house. Once they're both located, I need to convince them it's time to go.  I … Continue reading Sometimes It’s Drudgery

I Was A Runner too, Little Dog

Running through the parking lot I thought to myself, "I can't believe this is happening again!"  A frantic scene, some people watching and most likely wondering how some dog owners can be so irresponsible.  I am flying through the parking lot at full speed, hoping to corral, or at least wear down our newest little … Continue reading I Was A Runner too, Little Dog