Tag: communication

Red poodle

Dog Talk

Our senior dog, Jazz, is quite a chatty one. He’ll bark occasionally, but that’s not what I’m talking about. He is 15 years old, almost completely blind, and almost entirely deaf, so he is never on security detail. When he was younger, we had mastiffs running household security. […]

mountain goat

My 6th Blogiversary

Last week I celebrated my sixth blogiversary (blogging anniversary). I began blogging because I had several unrelated people tell me they thought I should. Me? Why? I was surprised and confused, and thought about it for a year before taking the plunge. I couldn’t imagine that I could […]

teapot

Soul Listening

We hear in workplaces and coffee shops across the country, “Hi, how are you?” “I’m fine.” These words are the most often repeated lie in the country. Our masks speak for us rather than our hearts. Now if just want someone to go away while you preserve your […]

Where Dreams and Reality Collide

Sometimes my dreams collide with reality in unexpected ways. I’ve had presentient dreams of unimportant things and life-changing things. I often dream of people who have passed away. Not right away, but a few months after their death, people visit me in a dream to tell me that […]

black-tailed prairie dogs

Last Stand on the Prairie

Prairie dogs have a language all their own. They’re not really dogs, they are really part of the marmot family, but they bark and yip like dogs, which is how they got their name. Sophisticated research has found their language to be quite complex, as you can learn […]

birds

When Someone You Love is Hurting

Some people like to ignore feelings while others like to exploit them. And then you get the people who know their feelings and just want to express them. Yup, they want to talk about them. What do you do when someone is expressing strong emotions that you don’t […]

muskoxen

Not my Monkeys, Not my Circus

I had a heart-felt talk the other day with I’ll call Sue. It was a good conversation on several levels until she began to talk about a mutual acquaintance who I’ll call Betty. Sue thought Betty was singling her out and picking on her. There was some justification […]