THE RIPPLE: Chapter 1: Man Plans. God Laughs. Dogs Poop

In the first week of launching the Austin to Boston walk in 2008, the whole weight of universal forces bore down on us like the wrath; a swift and unforgiving maelstrom that tested our mettle absolutely.   ——– First there … Continue reading

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THE ROCK: Chapter 13. Ridiculous Part 2

Here. Now I was born in the year of the dog.  1970. And maybe that’s what sealed my fate. The ridiculous thing is I didn’t even realize that until well after we were on the road.  I was in some … Continue reading

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THE ROCK: CHAPTER 12: Training Day

Fall 2007.  San Antonio, TX “We’ve thought about it.  Your dogs will make it to Boston but you won’t.” ——– August 6, 2013 I never liked the word ‘training’ especially as it pertains to dogs and maybe that’s why I … Continue reading

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THE ROCK: Chapter One Through Eight

BOOK ONE:  THE ROCK Prologue I This is a love story.  And like all great love stories it’s a tale of a journey against all odds, fraught with danger and full of magical encounters and adventures.  Of a love that travelled … Continue reading

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The Rock: Chapter 2 Final Installment

The term ‘Miracle’ can have many meanings especially when you’re talking about a puppy; the first pee on newspaper, the first poop outside or when it’s a Pyrenees, the first paw.  But for me and Malcolm it meant blankets. I’ve … Continue reading

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Another chapter in Lydia’s cancer book

Lydia’s had some ups and downs with her medication over the past few months. She’s been on Palladia (a drug used for treating canine cancer) since December of 2010, shortly after a second occurrence of her anal gland cancer. She … Continue reading

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