Recently, Guardian columnist Victoria Coren Mitchell wrote about how oppressive the current news cycles are and then suggested a list of things that make her happy. I think this is both an excellent idea and a relatively stress-free exercise for someone looking to maintain a weekly blog-posting schedule. In that spirit, here is my list.… Continue reading On happy thoughts
We have words for so many different things in the modern world, but there doesn’t seem to be enough words for the very specific types of fear I feel every day. Why isn’t there a word for: the fear that comes when you realize you’re halfway through walking your dog and you haven’t brought a… Continue reading On Very Specific Types of Fear
Never stop being crasy, little kid.
Having two dogs is like having two kids in a surprising number of ways. Near the top is the sudden moral requirement to choose your favorite: all families need a pecking order. Now we have the lady Jordan alongside The Reverand John Henry, we need to establish their order in our affections. So, let’s break… Continue reading On Choosing Your Favorite Child
I am going to better myself and my whole family! I will spend hours reading old stories in the newly available online vault. The first magazine arrives – I read it cover to cover, pass it around, and we discuss the issues over dinner. 5 issues in, we’re skipping the poems. 10 issues in, we’re… Continue reading The 10 Stages of a New Yorker Subscription
In a previous post, I listed the things that most strike fear into the heart of our little hero. Now, in these dark and uncertain times, I’ve decided to balance that out with a new list of things – those things that make The Rev’s day. His mommy Snacks Mealtimes Naps The rest of his… Continue reading Things that The Reverend John Henry Underfoot Loves
As this is the first dog I have ever had to train, I have made myself an instant expert by reading some of one book, watching YouTube videos, and one episode of the Dog Whisperer. The Reverend John Henry will not suffer other dogs barking in his home without joining in with all the force… Continue reading On Dog Training: the Basics