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Shadow dog

One of the many veterinarians I know with depression calls her depressive episodes the “shadow dog”. Shadow dog is not to be confused with “Black Dog”, a killer tune by Led Zeppelin, with one of those instantly recognizable riffs for … Continue reading

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Alchemy of love

I’ve been thinking a lot about love lately. Coming out will do that. (Spoiler alert: I came out as bisexual the other day. It’s in another blog post called “Chasing cars”). Coming out is something I never thought I’d do, … Continue reading

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Random Ranch Thoughts

1. Don’t use a chainsaw naked. (Follow me for other safety tips.) 2. For Hanukkah this year imma gonna pray the gas in my generator lasts for 8 days. 3. Never let your dogs kiss you after they’ve been outside … Continue reading

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Chasing cars

Why do dogs chase cars? This isn’t a riddle. It’s a serious question. What do dogs think when they are chasing the automobile? The answer is they aren’t thinking anything. They’re programmed by evolution to chase things that move quickly, … Continue reading

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Lehi

Shelby raced ahead of me, nose to the ground, following whatever scent attracted her attention. How her 3-month-old pointer nose could smell anything at that speed, I do not know, but she would stop and sniff when something especially glorious wafted into … Continue reading

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Living in fear

I moved to Arizona in 2003. The first time I saw a rattlesnake I about shit myself. (S)he (I didn’t look that closely) was coiled up adjacent to our front door and we noticed it when a solicitor came by … Continue reading

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Alibi for my ignorance

“All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that’s an alibi for my ignorance.” Will Rogers said that roughly 100 years ago and it’s amazing how little things have changed. This is not to impugn the … Continue reading

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Scary times and desperate measures

This is the most frightening time I’ve experienced in my life. Well, there was once when I was about 19 and got my truck stuck where my girlfriend and I had gone to park. We were miles from nowhere and … Continue reading

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Squid pro quo

Quid pro quo is a Latin phrase meaning “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours”. The Romans used this phrase a lot when invading other countries; as in “how ‘bout you get on your knees and perform some … Continue reading

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Dear Trump-supporting Christian

Dear Christians Who Support Trump, I get you more than you may realize. I’m one of you, which is to say a follower of Jesus. We may understand the meaning of that phrase differently, perhaps, but I consider Jesus to … Continue reading

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