On the eve of a new year…

Today flipping through the channels on a lazy afternoon, I was stunned at the number of commercials promising weight loss in every shape and form possible. One after the other in a weight loss propaganda assault firing promises of flexi-bend machines, food delivery systems, hypnosis, and even one promise that if you sprinkled a powder […]

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December 31st, 2012 by dogl2324


As the end of the 2012 comes to a close many of us think about year end donations to different organizations and causes. Giving to charities that touch us, inspire us and the people who we see involved making the world a better place around us by their endless dedication to the causes that mean […]

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December 30th, 2012 by dogl2324

A Cowboy for Christmas.

When I got the text asking if I would be willing to watch a former foster dog while his adoptive family went out of town for the week, my first response was “Of course”! Maybe I felt privileged that they would even ask, maybe when I named John Wayne it was for my Dad and […]

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December 27th, 2012 by dogl2324

unwrapping presence

Writing has not come easy lately, I have felt like someone pushed pause on everything.  As I stood numb in the scalding hot shower this morning it was as if someone pushed play again and now a thousand thoughts run over me like a waterfall, all at once, feeling like I need a crossing guard […]

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December 24th, 2012 by dogl2324


My love for Knoxville Tennessee came to life on a canvas brushed with starry nights, barking dogs, and  lazy mountain drives in every season. If I close my eyes, filling my lungs I can still smell the lavender scented fabric softener as I pass through the front door of the small house on Florida avenue. […]

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December 15th, 2012 by dogl2324

Can’t buy me love…

…but you can buy me smaller clothes. Gone are the days of wearing big men’s size 72 pants and 6XL shirts, or woman’s plus size 36 with fabric designs that would make your grandma’s 1970’s drapes cringe. Today I went shopping and you will be pleased to know that no drape like items were purchased. […]

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December 2nd, 2012 by dogl2324