Category Archives: therapy dogs

Care of the Soul Can Be A Messy Job

In ordinary life creativity means making something for the soul out of every experience. Sometimes we can shape experience into meaningfulness playfully and inventively. At other times, simply holding experience in memory and in reflection allows it to incubate and … Continue reading

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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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