It’s easy to get discouraged by the human race these days. So much fighting, turmoil, and hate. But there’s one place I go where I see great diversity. Different breeds get along fine, no matter color, age, shape, or size. … [Read more...] about Learning Good Manners… at the Dog Park?
So often we let little frustrations get to us – being stuck in traffic, a cold, rainy day, the empty milk container. But once in a while a moment comes that gives a breathtaking, bird’s eye view of our lives. It makes us … [Read more...] about Full Circle at the Town Gazebo
The Best of the Boomer Bloggers are back, this time with helpful tools for making life better, easier, and safer. For example... Sometimes in landscaping (as in life) we need a Plan B. Vegetable gardening is one of many … [Read more...] about Can Life Be Made Hoppier?
Alas, there’s a new test for flexibility in our later years. No, it’s not how well we touch our toes or pull a stretch band. It’s how low we can sit in a beach chair. When young, I could gracefully perch on a tiny canvas … [Read more...] about When Did Beach Chairs Get So Complicated?
My son Patrick came into the kitchen, his face worried. “I caught a mouse in the basement.” I shrugged. Mice came into our house all the time, part of life in the Connecticut woods. “Put it out,” I said. He looked at me like … [Read more...] about Mouse in the House!
The sight of that plastic sphere around Libby’s neck hit me harder than expected, her head poking out like she lived in Elizabethan times. After one night in the veterinary surgery, my baby looked tired, spent, and in pain. … [Read more...] about “Cone of Shame?” Not so fast.
The Best of the Boomer Bloggers are back, and like most Americans, trying to make sense of a post Covid (sort of) existence. Like many, they're taking their first tentative steps back to a "new normal" in a number of … [Read more...] about Navigating a New World
I recently saw the most perfect product for sale possible – a lifelike robotic canine. It comes with soft fur, a pliable body, and even a “heartbeat.” It moves its head and gives the cutest life-like “responses” … [Read more...] about Would a Robot Dog Be Easier?
Yes! In Connecticut, we survived another winter of storms, freezing cold, icicles, power outages, and slippery roads. Now comes our reward. I always think of spring as the real start of the year. All that burgeoning new life. … [Read more...] about 3 Wonderful Things About Spring (and one scary thing)