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The Difficulty of Simplicity

Heartwarming Short Dog Story about a Dog that is content with the simplicity of his life

Life has a simple rhythm.  If one can find underneath all its emotional complexities.

Because all actions, thoughts, and beliefs are emotional at their core, stripping away complex layers to reveal the driving emotion is the beginning of simplicity.


A full belly and water bowl, a toy and treat within reach, a nap, and the possibility of a walk at the park; aww, the perfection of my day lies in its absence of complication.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.  ~ Clare Boothe Luce



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Magic School Bus

Do you remember reading the The Magic School Bus series with all your school buddies back in the day?

Frankly, it was the title of those books that I drew inspiration for this post.

Notice how the bus’ forward and backward movements align with the movement of my paw?



But as Roald Dahl once opined, ‘Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.’



Drunk on Sunlight

Heartwarming short dog story about dog in the sunlight

‘ I am alive and drunk on sunlight.’   Game of Thrones  ~ George R.R. Martin

Don’t forget to grab a book,

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I Wonder If The Snow Loves The Trees and Fields

I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently?  And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ” Go to sleep, darlings, till summer comes again. ~ Lewis Carrol Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland & Through the Lookingglass


Don’t forget to grab a book,

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Ok, To Be Honest, I Only Like The Idea Of Mornings

I like mornings.

I really really do.

Ok, to be honest, I like the ideas of mornings.

I like the idea of getting up early and embracing the day. Enjoying that moment when everything is brand new and perfect.

However, I am in total agreement with Glen Cook who opined that ‘Morning is wonderful.  Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.’

Later tater, much later,



I Have Found My Doppelganger And It Is Artistic Perfection

little white dog looks like Einstein

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see your double?  Surprisingly, I spent an inordinate amount of time wondering if this phenomenon would ever happen to me.

Then I saw it. The picture of Albert Einstein.  I don’t know if it is my imagination or my ego, but I said to myself, ‘Self, you bare a strange but uncanny likeness to the human who developed the theory of relativity.

Do you see the likeness? Not that I would expect you to mistake us for each other should you pass us on the street, but you must agree with my assessment there is more semblance between the two of us then both of us having an interesting hair day.

For a more accurate comparison, I have arraigned the pictures in juxtaposition.

And, best of all, while he may not be considered a true philosopher, like me, he definitely influenced the philosophy of science.

Oh, I love the idea of being Einstein-esque, for I too walk in wonder and holy curiosity, yearn for knowledge, and relish the clarity of reflection. Most of all I found that we both embrace the radical notion that ‘all you need is love’.  This discovery is perfection at its finest.

I would teach peace rather than war. I would inculcate love rather than hate. ~ Albert Einstein

Peace and love,


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Do You See Weeds Or Wildflowers

‘…the wild flowers that one gardener calls weeds, and another considers beautiful ground cover.’ ~ Shannon L. Alder

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Don’t forget to grab a book,



Immersed In Sunshine

White dog hangs out among yellow flowers

Yellow was all around me, lighting my path.

I felt like I was immersed in sunshine and that I could see clearly into the distance.

In reality, it was the yellow brilliance of the flowers behind me that lit my world.


What if I was lighting my own path?

What if I was responsible for some of my own successes?  Like the time only two came back with tennis balls in a game of double fetch with 4 dogs.


And what if helping others succeed, helps me to succeed also?  There is a saying that reads, “We can not hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.”

For we are all connected.  We are one.

Until next time,


Words of Others

Sometimes I find the words of others capture my disposition best.

Today is one of those days.  As I waited for my human to join me in the car, I couldn’t help but reflect on the rather somber mood of the day.


Two numbers synonymous with tragedy.

Eighteen years ago, the tragedy was the death and injury of several humans.

Today,  the tragedy is how it seems that the focus of the event has shifted away from the victims in an effort to establish possession of the day. As if to prove that the meaning of the occasion is more important to some than others.

And it seems that the remembrance of the day has become a simplified caricature of what it could be.

And my heart becomes heavy.

And I am saddened.

‘I try to shake it loose – but these ideas, they cling.  It’s like I am shackled to them with an iron chain.  

They rattle along behind me, dragging against the ground, always reminding me of their presence.’ ~ Maureen Johnson


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