Tag Archives: Hannah the Labrador Retriever

A Love Story

I have spent all morning lying in the sunshine on the floor with Hannah the Lab, knowing it’s our last morning together.  She can’t get to her feet by herself anymore.  It came on fairly suddenly last week, this final diminishment.  My husband and I can see that it’s confusing and upsetting her to be lifted to… Continue Reading

(Not) Working

I haven’t done a blog post in a long time, and a few people have been kind to mention that they’ve missed them.  It’s not that I’ve forgotten.  Life has interfered with my getting much work done.  During late summer we had some minor (ha!) renovations done to our house.  The decision to start renovations… Continue Reading

What Happens To Them?

Lately I have sounded a lot like my father in his last years, when he was in his nineties.  I breathe heavily when I move. Rising from a chair requires grunting with exertion.  Then there’ll be a series of thuds as I grab the handles of a walker and bump my way around corners or… Continue Reading

Why Writers Need To Exercise

This one is easy.  Writers need to exercise because they spend way too much time sitting, usually with bad posture, usually in bad chairs.  At least this writer does. So after my little chiropractic adventure (see last post) I decided to listen to my brother-in-law, the orthopedic surgeon who seems to think that better exercise could… Continue Reading

Why Writers Need Good Chairs

The most profound insight I’ve reached lately is that a writer needs an excellent chair.  Much better than the one I have, which I’m pretty sure is causing my back pain.  (Another possible cause is watching TV while yielding most of the couch to a self-centered Labrador retriever.  Hannah’s insistence on proximity to me for her after-dinner coma forces me to drape… Continue Reading

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