Untethered Dog

You Never Know Where He Will Go

Every Creature is a Miracle

He stopped. Right after the squirrel slid by — under? — my tires, he paused. There, in the middle of the road, immediately beneath my mirror. In my mind’s eye, he looked back at me. That’s right. For one second in an image that has lasted the rest of the day he sat there, he […]

Squirrel Crossing

He darted so fast and with so little warning all I could do was slam on the breaks. I have no idea how I missed his little head and frayed tail. But somehow he slipped by my front tires as my blueberry-and-yogurt breakfast rattled in the passenger-side seat and my phone and coffee cup sailed […]

No Free Rides

I have been thinking a lot of late about situations in which a choice must be made and neither option is easy. If stayed on the levothyroxine I could for the rest of my life take a medication that my body very possibly doesn’t need. As meds go, this one is not known to be […]