The Dog I Needed

I have some thoughts about the coming decade, but I could not solidify them enough to make them into a post. So, stay tuned for that. 🙂  For now, the following is my latest submission to Chicken Soup for the Soul. The theme of the book is self-care. I know that July...

The Angel in Our Life

It was a typical weekday evening, after dinner, and I was in my office doing some writing when the phone rang. “Lorraine, this is Tom Leibl.” I could hear the smile in his voice, which was matched by my own. My vet is one of my favorite people. “Hey Dr. Tom, what’s...

Spring will come

  When I went to Home Depot several years back and bought the peach tree that is now planted in my front yard, I was told that it would take many years before that tree would produce edible peaches. I didn’t care. I’ve enjoyed watching it grow, and I know...