Sunday, September 20, 2009


Lessons from My Dogs

I love my dogs. I am so happy to have two. They enrich my life, grow my capacity to look out for someone else, provide good company, listen to me, show unconditional positive regard, lower my blood pressure, release stress, make me laugh, show me sensitivity, and help me live longer. In addition to all that, here are the lessons I've learned and why I admire them and their authentic, honest lives:

10 Lessons My Dogs Taught Me
  1. Work hard to get things done.
  2. Know how to get what you need.
  3. Please the good people.
  4. Enjoy praise from good people.
  5. Drink enough water.
  6. Get enough exercise so you don't cause trouble.
  7. Exercise is fun.
  8. Get enough rest.
  9. Be intentional about hanging out with people you love while you can.
  10. Laugh with your tail. Well, maybe 'show it when you are happy' would be more suitable.
Oh, and they don't need to own much to be happy. I like that, too.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Brianna tries out

Brianna tried out for the Nutcracker in Sacramento. She will be a cook. She was very excited to be picked for the part.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

SoCal Fire pictures

It's a big, bad fire! Biggest fire in CA history, I've heard.

September 2, 2009
Angeles National Forest, in the hills outside of Los Angeles currently has several wildfires tearing through it, the largest of which - named the Station Fire - has so far burned over 140,000 acres, destroyed nearly 100 structures, and claimed the lives of two firefighters whose vehicle fell from a road into a steep canyon. Evacuation orders are in place for thousands in communities around the city, and residents of Los Angeles itself are contending with thick smoke and ash hanging in the air, causing air quality to drop to unhealthful levels in many parts. Currently, the Station Fire is estimated to be 22% contained, and favorable weather appears to be aiding the efforts of the firefighters.