Adventures with an Aging Ashok Part 2

Ashok received her first acupuncture treatment about a week and half ago. I’ve been seeing gradual improvement. She seems excited about walking again, and the old spark is back in her step. It’s not a puppy-sized spark, but it’s improvement just the shame. There is a field next to our house and her habit since […]

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Adventures with an Aging Ashok

Ashok really never recovered from our winter hiatus this year. Last summer she ran with me (at least once up to 7 miles) and seemed to do fine. I walked her some in the winter once the ice started accumulating but not nearly as consistently as in the warmer months. I got my exercise at […]

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Being Rescued by a Dog

This morning’s ride to work was brutal. The lake effect snow was so thick in the roads, I got stuck about 3 times in the middle of the street. Freezing rain is falling now. We have more snow coming and temperatures dropping below zero. I spent an hour shoveling snow out of my driveway after […]

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Holiday Mingling at the Monaco

I was supposed to check out today and go home so I could put new tires on my car tomorrow. I should be packing up and making arrangements to get my car and skedaddle back to Michigan. Yesterday was such a fun day. I walked Ashok before it started snowing and settled in the lobby […]

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Christmas Vacation in Chicago 2017

We arrived in Chicago today for our holiday in the city. I have always loved Chicago at Christmastime, and with a great stroke of luck, hotels are reasonably priced during the holiday. When I lived up here before, I used to book on Priceline and get really great deals on downtown hotels, but since I […]

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Homeward Bound

  It’s finally here!! I’m making my first journey¬†home from St. Joe. I booked my flight awhile back. You know I’m not going to Baton Rouge after it gets too hot, and with this warm winter, that’s next week. So I found a cheap flight from O’Hare to New Orleans, and the day has finally […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: Shifting Gears

I’ve had a rough week. To be honest, I’ve had a rough time for a few weeks. I’m not sure if it’s SAD, or if I’m just sad. I know that I’ve been trying to reign in my consumption of sugar with a great deal of inconsistency. Every time I eat it, I am awake […]

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Winter Moments

It’s cold everywhere today. My Memphis friends are checking in with snow photos from a long snowy day at home. A friend from Baton Rouge¬†called me to laughingly inform me it was 38 degrees, and Louisiana was officially shutting down. My old boss texted me a photo of an icy drive home in North Louisiana. […]

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It Ended As It Began – 2016

    Happy New Years Eve! 2016 has been an up and down year for me for sure. I’m eager to see it end, and excited to see what 2017 might bring. All week, I’ve been seeing memories from Facebook of last year’s holiday hike on the Wild Azalea Trail. It was my first long […]

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It Takes A Village to Save a Pile of Puppies

I got up for my usual 5:15 AM walk with Ashok yesterday. It was still dark, and we tooled along taking care of business and saying morning prayers. I was almost to the end of Capitol Heights when I spotted something that would end up totally changing my day. It was an undistinguishable mass right […]

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