Watch Out for the Bears

They Really Don’t Belong Inside I had just stepped into the hall on the second floor when I saw the black bear down at the end. Beating a retreat back down the stairs, I started through the sitting room, only to be confronted by a smaller, blondish cinnamon bear coming in from the next room. …

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Living With the Hard Questions

When the answers are absent or unfathomable In journalism, you’re taught to ask the six questions for any story: Who, What, Where, When, Why and How. Scientists tend to concentrate on the What, When and How, with the others feeding into that mold. Philosophers and spiritual leaders look more for Why and Who might be …

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Walking My Human Is An Adventure

I love the adventure of walking, but getting my human mom to go can be tough some days. (My human dad refuses, but he plays and feeds me people food, so I let him be.) First of all, Mom doesn’t like getting up in the mornings. So unless I really have to pee, I let …

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Thanksgiving — Love It Or Hate It?

Thanksgiving is one of those events than can be an emotional roller coaster. As a result, people seem to either love it or hate it. As a child, I loved Thanksgiving. Extended family would gather at our house, both leaves were added to the table, and the fancy linen tablecloth was brought out. Even when …

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