Not What I Wanted

It’s National Adopt a Shelter Pet day! So many sweet furry souls are waiting for a family to love, and they need you! Here’s a story about our wonderful pound puppy, Tanner.

Almost Gracefully

Sometimes not getting what you want is a great boon.

It’s a cloudy winter afternoon in the waning days of 2016. I’m sitting comfortably on my sofa, reflecting on all the blessings in my life and thinking about how unexpected most of them are.

I could tell you about all the twists and turns my life has taken – I never thought I’d leave New Orleans, didn’t expect to have a career or find myself divorced and then remarried in my forties. Very little went according to plan, but somehow it all turned out… beautiful. It proves I don’t always know what’s good for me.

Meet Tanner

This gorgeous red and white dog is one example. His name is Tanner, aka Tan-Tan. Three years ago, Ret and I rescued him from the pound just days before his time ran out. According to the staff at Animal Control, he was a year-old…

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Late bloomer. Empty nester. Loves dogs, yoga and a good cup of chai. Perennial daydreamer making the second half of life more joyous and fulfilling than the first.

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