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Thanksgiving 2020: Gratitude Is on the Menu

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Darkness surrounds me right now, but I know light will prevail if I just wait patiently. My rooster Rufus reminds me of this notion,...
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Buddy the Bulldog: Reluctant Muse

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As I've mention before, Buddy (my bulldog) pretty much runs my life. My stocky master and commander lets me know when he's ready to...
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Tommy Want a Cracker…Recipe

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The art of baking has risen to new heights (har, har) thanks to the idle hands and stir-crazy minds of the homebound during this...

No Man (or Dog) is an Island

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I wake up early these days, even earlier than past habits would insist, around 4 am. The world is dark, but not the mind....

Buddy’s Little Sleepover

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I have served at the pleasure of each and every one of my Bulldogs: Maggie, Gracie, Buddy and Boz. I am neither proud of...

Vegan and Dairy-Free: A Tale of Two Chocolate Mousses

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Happy Valentines Day, my little snookie-wookies, lamby-kins, and kitten-cakes! If overly-sweet pet names aren't your thing, let's head to the kitchen and temper the...
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Moles, Holes, and Flower Bulbs

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As a child, I watched a cartoon where a beatnik cat named Jinx would spend his days chasing two irascible rodents, Pixie and Dixie,...

Favorite Fruit Trees: Apples, Pluots and Pears, Oh My!

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One of my biggest joys is growing fruit trees. Their roots nurture my roots; their growth heartens my growth; and their bounty is shared...
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Buddy and Tom: The Movie

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Me and bulldogs, what can I say. I've always loved the breed, even as a toddler. My mother shares stories of me sitting for...
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Peach Upside-Down Cake: Potluck Perfect

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If Vashon ever fancied a name-change, I would suggest Potluck Island, for we are a friendly folk who mark the march of time and...