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A Snowless Winter?

Hikers, backpackers, dogs, and more dogs.  It was a perfect day for hiking — lots of sunshine, blue skies, a crisp fall day.  Donning my vest and a simple long-sleeve shirt, we made our way up the trail. I glance over to the creek.  In contrast to early last summer,…

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A very un-rural type town

For the last two days, much of the news coverage and conversations around break rooms has centered on the recent election and its surprising results.  Along with shock and awe, pundits continue to analyze how this surprising result occurred.  Who were these voters who voted for Donald Trump?  How did…

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Roaming dogs

Shawnee’s romping ahead of us, tail wagging.  Where’s Simon?  I look behind us — no sign of the big, black fuzzy dog.  I glance into the woods to our left, still no Simon.  Where is he?  There’s no use calling for him – at almost fourteen years old, he’s mostly…

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