First of all, I can’t believe it’s July already. And my last post was in February. Oh good gracious. In a slight bit of defense, I have made updates to that last post. I hope if you haven’t taken a look at the recommendations I offered, you will do so. I plan to update it as I find other books about those issues worth reading. I think they will be very important in future elections.
In the meantime I’m trying to organize myself to give this blog a bit of a reboot. I’m planning to return to my new photo Fridays. So stop by and take a look at those. I’m sure there will be plenty of sports since I’m continuing to shoot about 3 games a week for the Morning Journal. But there has to be room at least for pet photos, too. And I’m working on senior portraits for my niece, so you may see some of those as well.
I’m still reviewing regularly for Shelf Awareness, so I’m going to push myself to get those reviews up here, too. And probably throw in a few on audiobooks I’m listening to now and again. The goal for those will be Mondays–the first tomorrow.
I’ll take the middles of the week as they come. I should start back off slow so as not to overdo and wind up going five months without a post again.
O.k. so to wrap this post up, I just wanted to share a few things from around the web that I particularly like:
- I just finished reading Maeve Higgins’ book that’s coming out next month, Maeve in America. She’s now on my list of sheros. I think maybe we were besties in another life. Anyway, I love this opinion article she wrote about her dog. There’s been a lot of negative talk about emotional support animals–some of it warranted because stupid humans try to abuse it–but she talks about the calming effect her dog has on her. I can attest to the same thing. My Rufus is not certified as an emotional support dog, but he performs the role everyday for me. Anyway, check out Maeve’s article.
- My amazing friend Rochelle Staab has been walking trails in and around Los Angeles for a couple of years. She has chronicled them to an extent on her Facebook account, but now she’s put together a blog to keep an archive of her experiences–Hiking Los Angeles. I was so fascinated by all the pop culture AND history throughout that area. Check out her blog when you have a chance. It’s a kick!
- Of course if you’ve spent much time around here, you know Rufus and I look forward to our Labor Day vacation each year at Camp Unleashed. They were mentioned in this fun article, Three Camps for Adults You Can Enjoy With Your Dog. If you’re up for it, join Rufus and I this year!