How important are pets?

A free or almost-free shelter dog becomes an emotional bargaining chip, and not only in the family.

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Does “friending” count?

A ramada is a good place to forge friendships on the Sonoran Desert. People will travel miles to attend a fiesta.

David Brooks is a man I admire for his rare combination of morality and mental stability.  If you see him on the PBS Newshour, you’ll know he laughs a lot — in spite

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A little salt needed

“…nothing so prosaic as a home goods store exists in what has been famously nicknamed “Barrio Volvo.” We do have a fantastic loose tea shop, however.”

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Whew! London. P-U, London.

Several months have gone by in a blur. There is so much to grab one’s attention in a big city — and especially London. I have about a thousand photos to prove it.  For an old girl, I got around pretty well, by walking and by bus. Sometimes it hurt and often I had to

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Layabout Stands Up for Granny

Both Linda and I were crying at the end, acknowledging to one another that we had both cared for our mothers during their last years. We also acknowledged that soon Joy would be us. We didn’t examine the problem of which of our grandsons would be so wise as to care for us.

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