Category Archives: Dogs

Protected: Goodbye Little Yellow House

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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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Fato Profugus, or Trail of Tears

This weekend, the 18th annual Trail of Tears Remembrance Ride roared down Highway 41A, not so far from my house.  As we do every year, my family and I walked up to the Sewanee Market to watch with our neighbors … Continue reading

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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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The Least of My Brothers

JANUARY 2, 2012. Mark Byron McDonough, age 42, of Leominster. Son of the late Margaret B. (Donahue) and James M. McDonough. Survived by his guardian, Gene Buchman and family, with whom he lived for many years, and by foster brother … Continue reading

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