Published on September 20, 2021 in Life

How Do You Measure Time?

Many people say that “dogs don’t have a sense of time.” If you live with a dog, I bet you don’t believe that for a second.

Published on September 13, 2021 in Life

I Let My Dog Down Today

I don’t think all dog parks are good or bad. I wanted to be open-minded and give Beau a chance to make some friends in our new city. Good goal. Poor execution.

Published on August 16, 2021 in Life

“Owning” a dog

These days, we sometimes refer to ourselves as our dogs’ “guardians” yet we are still called “owners.” But none of us can really own another living thing.

Published on August 9, 2021 in Life

Instructions for living a life

Even if you do not normally read poetry, I recommend you read Mary Oliver. She has a way of saying things directly and eloquently with few words.

Published on August 2, 2021 in Communication and Life

Have you raised your dog lately?

When I got Beau as a puppy, mornings were the best time. As the day went on, it seemed he always managed to do something that tried my patience.

Published on August 16, 2018 in Life

Laurie Duperier's 2018 Camino diary

And so it begins. My umpteenth walk on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. I am mentally ready but physically not where I need to be to walk 10 miles a day.

Published on November 22, 2017 in Life

Searching for gratitude this Thanksgiving

I have so much to be grateful for. But right now, in this moment, I have to confess that I am having a hard time feeling grateful for anything.

Published on August 1, 2017 in Life and Health issues

Meet handsome Dino

We adopted him almost two years ago when he was eight years old. By chance, I saw his picture on a rescue web site, went to meet him and he stole my heart.

Published on June 21, 2017 in Books and Life

Ghost story

I posted this sign on my back door many years ago. Why? Because we had what we diplomatically called a “spirit problem” at my house.