The Enterprise

“Spock can’t die!” we cried.

We’d seen it in the previews:  a wide shot of Spock lying on the ground; then a close-up of Dr. McCoy, looking up, saying, “He’s dead, Jim.”  Asking a 10-year-old to wait 7 days to find [Read More…]

A TV for STAR TREK2021-03-21T14:59:15+00:00

Featured in the News, Thanks to a Beaver





I’ve been planning to live to be 150.  That’s years, I’m talking about.  When biologists recently confirmed we are physiologically made to last at least 200 years, I upped my goal accordingly.


Yet, on the day I saw my first wild beaver in my [Read More…]

Featured in the News, Thanks to a Beaver2017-11-02T18:54:40+00:00

An Urban Beaver Plies Its Trade

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I SAW THE BEAVER !!!   My life is complete!  I’ve seen the Beaver, the elusive resident of a local urban creek.

Having had major surgery sometime back, I’m under strict instructions to walk regularly.  A year has passed since the [Read More…]

An Urban Beaver Plies Its Trade2017-11-03T00:30:18+00:00

Published in Western Horseman, Thanks to a Cat!

WH CoverWhen one adopts a shelter cat, unimaginably wonderful things can happen! We all know their companionship can fill a lonely heart; their unique personalities can entertain; their loving purrs can comfort and heal.

But did we know they can also [Read More…]

Published in Western Horseman, Thanks to a Cat!2017-02-09T22:28:08+00:00

Creative Writing: Government-approved

Yesterday the morning news reported that the Government has made suggestions for those furloughed during the recent Congressional stand-off: Folks should try to get part-time jobs until the stalemate is done. Suggestions included get a part-time job at Starbuck’s or — (I kid you not!) — doing [Read More…]

Creative Writing: Government-approved2017-02-09T22:31:43+00:00

Thanks to My 7th Grade Typing Teacher – A Campfire Tale

A writer-photographer mentor and friend has urged me not to post my photo-stories on my “Julie’s Blog” until after they are published. “But then what do I blog about?” I asked.  “Write about writing,” he said.

But I don’t WANT to write about writing!

Writing about writing seems to be engaging in [Read More…]

Thanks to My 7th Grade Typing Teacher – A Campfire Tale2021-03-13T22:46:56+00:00

The Royal Rescue


Someone grabbed my ankles.  Someone wearing thick, heavy leather gloves was holding my feet so I couldn’t move, so my talons couldn’t cut away the hands.  Someone was holding my wings so I couldn’t fly.

Well, this wasn’t going to fly!  [Read More…]

The Royal Rescue2017-12-01T03:38:45+00:00

Special Friends:  the Cat & the Pigeon

Jean-MinouI’d like you to meet Jean-Minou, a former stray who has made a special friend! His is a stray cat success story. He’s a very large, lovable Maine Coon cat who used to roam the neighborhoods until he found the [Read More…]

Special Friends:  the Cat & the Pigeon2017-02-10T13:49:06+00:00

Velcro: A Handsome Tiger’s Shelter Cat Success Story

vecro-bannerJuly 2013 CATSnaps Cat of the Month.

I’d like you to meet Velcro, a former shelter cat!

Velcro is a very handsome tiger cat with a purrfectly wonderful personality. Thanks to his guardians, Teresa and Will, Velcro was adopted into a wonderful forever home [Read More…]

Velcro: A Handsome Tiger’s Shelter Cat Success Story2017-01-26T22:56:14+00:00
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