dogs

2022 August

Dogs, in the dog days of summer

2022-08-22T16:48:14-04:00August 20th, 2022|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , |0 Comments

From this corner, the only thing left to say about the dwindling dog days of summer is that the dog is somehow managing. The kids have been gone for large swaths of time. If I was a dog, or if you were, this would take something out of you. How could it not? You know the greeting a dog gives when you arrive home?

2015 September

Life is in the small pleasures, the simple moments

2017-07-18T02:03:28-04:00September 26th, 2015|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

(The Hamilton Spectator, Saturday, September 26, 2015) MUKONO, UGANDA ✦ Our dog, Zak, is a fine-looking German shepherd with a deep bark and a good name. (I mean, if your name is all you can ever fully own, surely that's true for dogs too.) He's wary of strangers and, I suspect, would give his life if called to. He has a funny relationship with his food, never uses his doghouse, (preferring our back door), and loves rolling in the morning dew.