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Getting Comfortable With A Dog

Getting comfortable with a dog seems to be an acquired skill. Take last night for example ... What are you doing? Watching TV. Can I sit by you? There's no room. There isn't much, but I'm small. You're a 60lb husky. Yeah, but if I scrunch up.  You're sitting on my...

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I Talk to My Dog

Okay, I admit it, I talk to our dog, Sidnei. I don't feel too bad about it, especially since Prince Charles talks to his plants. At least our dog can answer back. Not that answering back is always a good thing. There are certainly pros and cons to a conversation with...

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Carpet Colors Spiral Out of Control

Carpet colors are spiraling out of control. I used to think that the episode of Frasier where he's having his carpet replaced, was pretty funny. He’s discussing the color, Harvest Wheat, with his brother. This is a new color, he says, which has been discovered between...

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Quitting My Job To See The World

I've decided. It's taken a long time and it's going to mean some upset, but I can't take it any more. I go to work every day, sit in a office, and miss the whole wide world around us. Every time I see a picture of some marvelous place on Facebook or Pintrest, I want...

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Being a vegetarian in France isn't always easy. Sometimes you get lucky, sometimes you don't. However, whether you're a meat eater or not, one of the great trends in French food is the rise of verrines (derived from verre, the French for a glass). These are simple...

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