Category Archives: Dogs

Teeny Weeny Circus

Dogwood Festival, Winchester (TN), 2012.  Right after I took this picture, a woman walked by with a dog on a leash. Pandemonium ensued. The clown tried to get his dogs to stop barking, without success. It was so much more … Continue reading

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Doggerel and Dogs in the Snow

In the back of one of my college notebooks, I once wrote a piece of doggerel that a friend of mine found and would recite when the spirit moved him. It does my asthma little good To go cavorting through … Continue reading

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Protected: 4 x 5

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Protected: A Sudden Chinook

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Protected: Fato Profugus, or Trail of Tears

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Argus’ Tale

Sometimes when I’m teaching Homer’s Odyssey, I ask students to write a short story about a passage they’ve read but from the perspective of a character other than Odysseus.  I decided to try my own hand at the assignment.  It’s … Continue reading

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Canis Major

It was cold but clear on Sunday night as I took out the trash and, as has become traditional, the dog rushed out with me for one last run around in the woods. She disappears into the dark but can … Continue reading

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