Building a Bug Out Bag for Your Dog

Note: This is an updated version of this older post on disaster prepping for pets. I’m reexamining my own dog bug out bags (picked up a new dog back pack on clearance, and a good quality one too.) and figured it was time to reexamine the subject here too. I think it’s really important to […]

A snippet from the WIP

From my work in progress, Gone to the Dogs Jax jogged restlessly through the pines, cedars, and naked oaks of the “tame woods”. It was technically on the human side of their territory. Some human, many years ago, had paved a trail through and culled diseased wood, even planted woodland flowers and erected a few […]

Spring Cleaning on the old Homestead

So, this place has gotten rather dusty lately. Mostly I just feel that the world doesn’t have a huge need for my opinions on things. Like writing. So let’s talk fun stuff. I’ve jumped into the homesteader/prepper movement in the last few years. I loved gardening from the time I finally got space of my […]

Oh, Carrie Fisher

I didn’t know what Star Wars was for a long time, but I’d been watching it. Way back when, when my mom was divorcing my dad she’d take us to his apartment for Saturday visits, but he often couldn’t be bothered to spend much actual time with us. Sometimes this hurt a lot. But it […]

Kids are the best

I’m on a journey (constantly) of self improvement. I love trying to make a difference in others’ lives. It brings me unabashed joy and a sense of purpose (which the day to day grind wears thin.) The last two years I’ve done Career Day presentations at a local elementary school. I adore kids. I don’t […]