Earth Hour and Earring Jackets

Earth Hour is at 8:30 pm (local time) tonight! The World Wildlife Fund has sponsored this global initiative since 2008. Hundreds of towns and cities in hundreds of countries participate to bring awareness to the issue of climate change. If you haven't participated before, it's easy! Just turn off your lights for an hour tonight.... Continue Reading →

Hunter the Owl

Once in a while, an injured cat makes his or her way to the adoption floor at the animal shelter where I volunteer. If I lived in a bigger apartment, Olive would have a sibling who was blind or cross-eyed or three-legged by now. So it's no surprise that I've fallen in love with a... Continue Reading →

Baby Animals and Lion Hugs

It's raining baby animals at the animal shelter where I volunteer and I can't stand it! I'll start with the most exciting baby animal:                   Yep, a baby guinea pig. Apparently called a pup. My brother and I had a guinea pig named Patches when we were... Continue Reading →

Stop and Look at the Roses

The weather is dreary and gloomy, and I'm turning 40 in exactly eight months. Time to stop and look at the roses to cheer myself up. I volunteer at the Kelleher Rose Garden a few times each summer. Because it's surrounded by tall hedges, it reminds me of one of my favorite children's novels, The... Continue Reading →

The Way Life Should Be

I went to Bar Harbor, Maine, for the second time a few weeks ago. It made such an impression on me seven years ago that when I returned, I felt as if no time had passed. I went to my favorite shops, which were all still there. I went to the movie theater that serves... Continue Reading →

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