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“Arf! Arf! Nnn . . . .nnn . . . ar-rooff!” A scratching came from outside the cave. Then a whimper, and finally, a yowl. “ AAAAArrrrrf!” “ Grrrrrrr . . . ahhh . . .yarrr . . . Huh! Who’s there?” I slowly opened one eye, then the other, and stretched my paws. What… Continue reading The Amazing Shrinking Puppy as told by Rufus P. Bear
Today Liberty cried. She cried for America; She mourned for the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of teeming shores. Today Liberty cried. She cried for refugees, She grieved for the mothers of exiles, the homeless, tempest-tossed unfree. The imprisoned children at sterile borders. Today Liberty cried. She… Continue reading The Day Liberty Cried
Most of us know Aesop's fable of the Hare and the Tortoise with its underlying premise of slow and steady triumphing over undisciplined speed. But, I wonder if that is really the best lesson in today's chaotic world. Perhaps the snail's adaptability offers a better analogy for navigating life's twists and turns. For example, the… Continue reading The Tortoise and the Snail
Some of life's greatest lessons can be learned in a laundromat.