Category Archives: animals

Therapy Dog

When we brought Kai home, I knew I wanted him to be a therapy dog. His name means “restoration and recovery” in Japanese, which I didn’t know when we named him that. He’s actually named after Kailua-Kona, an area on the Big … Continue reading

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Choosing Perspective

When I start a novel, I think a lot about point of view before I ever lay finger to keyboard. Should I write the story I want to tell in first person or in third person POV? Each has advantages … Continue reading

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Be Here Now

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” ― Ram Dass This has been a funny summer. I think it’s because of this guy over here to the left. Today Kai is 14 weeks. He looks like he’s about 2 years … Continue reading

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Firsts

I’ve been thinking a lot about firsts lately. When I was a young teen, firsts revolved around kisses and “I love yous.” As a half-way through adult, I see firsts everywhere. (I was going to say half-cooked adult, but that … Continue reading

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Through Kai’s Eyes

My people call me Kai after a place they like in Hawaii. It’s called Kailua Kona. They say they’re going to live there one day. I hope I get to go. (Today I got my own Instagram account at Kai Weil … Continue reading

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