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D is for Dogs #AtoZChallenge

I grew up with dogs (and cats, and a couple of horses), but as a grownup I never had one of my own, mainly because I was afraid I didn’t know enough to take care of one. I had the … Continue reading

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Pretty Good Day

Woke up this morning with Travvy curled up next to me and all sorts of wonderful novel-related stuff fermenting in my head. Got up, fed Trav, brushed my teeth, zapped the last of yesterday’s tea, put the kettle on for … Continue reading

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Rally On!

Trav and I were offered a place to train and practice off-leash. It’s pretty convenient and very secure. We tried it out Friday and I think it’s going to be great. Thanks so much to our benefactors. We get by … Continue reading

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The Year That Was: Everything Else

There was much more to my 2012 than politics. How do politics and “everything else” fit together? Here’s hoping 2013 offers some clues. Travvy Trav and I took several trips off-island, including four for Rally Obedience trials and one for … Continue reading

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Rallying Up North

Last weekend Travvy and I headed north for a Rally obedience trial in Raymond, New Hampshire. Raymond is due east of Manchester, a three-hour drive from Woods Hole. Like most Rally trials, this one was hosted by a local training … Continue reading

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Insularity

When I moved from Washington, D.C., to Martha’s Vineyard in 1985 — just for a year, mind you — I expected some culture shock. D.C. is a big city. In the mid-1980s, more than three-quarters of the population was black. … Continue reading

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In the Midst of Life

My blog posts usually start with a kernel, a seed, something nagging at the back of my mind. Words coalesce around the irritant, and though pearls rarely result, insight often does. At least the irritant becomes less irritating. Since the … Continue reading

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No Dogs! No No No!

So last December the West Tisbury Parks and Recreation committee threw up a NO DOGS sign on the new public basketball court near the West Tisbury School. Trav and I had been using it a few mornings a week for … Continue reading

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Awesome

Two weeks ago Travvy and I headed north for a Rally Obedience trial in Raymond, New Hampshire. When we left home, Raymond, New Hampshire, wasn’t on my psychic map. From the moment I passed exit 32 on I-495, I was … Continue reading

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Rally Off-Island

Travvy’s fans have reminded me that I haven’t written much about him lately. They’re right. I’ve written a fair amount about dogs who kill chickens (and the humans who let them down) and dog policy on Lambert’s Cove Beach, but … Continue reading

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