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Dogs as Friends

Since I was a toddler, I’ve loved dogs. I took them to bed with me at night, cuddled with them when I was lonely, and fed them under the table. After I learned to drive as a teen, I always took a dog along as my copilot. I’ve trusted dogs all my life. Even today, […]

Wild Dogs of the World

By Amy J. Tyler, D.V.M. Recently, I wrote a Foreword for a beautiful new book, Wild Dogs of the World (Amazon.com). The science writer, Barbara Cox, describes each of the eight species of wild dogs in the world in detail. The text is accompanied by many color photographs showing how the dogs live their lives—the […]

New Year’s Resolutions for INFJs

We INFJs, like the other fifteen Myers-Briggs types, have our weak spots—vulnerabilities that sometimes bring us into conflict with others or cause personal problems. To be healthy and fully functional, we need to take advantage of all eight Myers-Briggs traits: introvert (I), extravert (E), sensing (S), intuitive (I), thinking (T), feeling (F), judging (J), and […]

#MeToo Holiday Inn Rape

On December 23, 1999, I was raped by a Holiday Inn security guard in St. Augustine Beach, Florida. My first awareness of the rape occurred after midnight, when I awakened in my room in the early morning hours dimly aware that something awful had happened the night before.

Sequel to Harleys in the Mountains

  In a previous blog, I described my run-in with motorcyclists in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of New Mexico. At an elevation of about 11,000 feet, five men on Harleys were determined to cross a rickety bridge spanning a cliff that separated a mountain lake from a waterfall. I was camping at the water’s […]

Harleys in the Mountains

Backpacking in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico a number of years ago, my husband and I pitched our tent next to a mountain lake at about 11,000 feet. At one end was a narrow wooden bridge separating the lake from a waterfall spilling down a cliff. It was a long, hard hike […]

Skater’s Holiday

It’s the Christmas holidays, and the CEO of Ross Laboratories has announced that all employees will report for work the first Saturday of the New Year. It has something to do with snow days the previous December. Since the Ross payroll consists of hardworking Midwesterners who do what they’re told, few employees grumble. I, on […]