Dognapping Home Invasion

In this recent piece for the PBS NewsHour, correspondent Malcom Brabant discusses England’s COVID canine calamity. As I wrote in a recent post, dog adoptions have soared in Florida during the pandemic. Same thing in Britain. Toilet paper hoarding and puppy housemates have become the English physiological and psychological base in the Maslow Hierarchy of…

My Coronavirus Calendar

When I was growing up in Catholic countries (Venezuela, Italy, Colombia), advent calendars were a treasured part of the Christmas holidays. Crafted with beautiful, sparkling art depicting the Nativity, or a family sitting around a lit tree, or other traditional scenes, each 8X10 paper had hidden in the art the numbers 1-24, and a little…

A Year After Django

  A year ago today, we let our dear chocolate lab, Django, slip away from disabling illness. And it's the handsome active dog that I want to remember today.  The floppy brown puppy who barked and peed too much grew into an elegant and handsome eighty pounds of dark mahogany. Ten years ago, when I was…