Category Archives: Animal/Vegetable/Mineral

Not exactly a spring chicken.

I’ll be honest. Every morning I go out to open up the coop and half hold my breath wondering if she’ll still be there. She looks a little weary around the eyes these days and she’s slower to come down … Continue reading

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Just one last pat on the head.

She’s been gone almost two weeks, but still, I inexplicably expect her to amble down the hall and thrust that magnificent golden head and mane in my face, looking to comfort me and oh, maybe get a nice little scratch … Continue reading

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Chloe.

Yes, she was the family dog. Chloe’s family just happened to include anyone she ever met. Of course, she was loyal first and foremost to her clan. But she loved and was loved by so many others. Friends, friends of … Continue reading

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Plans, Interrupted.

Abbreviated time in the city. Pressing concerns here. There, Central┬áPark Here, trees in the orchard laden with plums There, a brilliant and memorable Summer and Smoke with Marin Ireland and Nathan Darrow Here, a different kind of show There, a … Continue reading

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Two broody.

Maybe they saw Mother’s Day on the calendar. Or maybe they heard about the U.S. birth rate hitting a thirty-year low and decided to take matters into their own hands, er, feathers. I guess it’s no surprise that Bella would … Continue reading

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The wrongs of spring.

It’s a jungle out there. We know the rites of spring as rebirth and Disney-esque time-lapse photos of flowers blooming and birdsong and tall grass in meadows, but truthfully, there is a violence to this season AND DON’T LOOK AT … Continue reading

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Stars. They’re just like us.

Well, just like *me*, at least. The glamour quotient of chicken-keeping edged up this week. Turns out I’m not the only one up to my elbows in chicken poop. A friend in NYC sent a link for an appearance at … Continue reading

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