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Children’s Book Release

I have taken some time away from blog writing to focus on the co-creation and release of our first children’s book, When My Family Stayed Home: A Dog’s Quarantine Story.

This story is an uplifting perspective of isolation offered through the lens of a family’s dog who is thrilled, confused, and filled with love when he realizes his family is staying home with him. It explores the new normal that so many families have experienced during the global pandemic. It offers humor, human connection, and hope for the readers, young and old. This piece captures a time that is unique in circumstances but universal in nature. From making dance videos to building toilet paper forts, our dog’s family is experiencing something that we all have, binding us with this shared — and somehow positive, if you ask the dog — moment in history.

Creating this book was a great source of joy and connection during this time of chaos and isolation. I hope that it brings joy to you, too.

Thank you for supporting authors.

In a Time of Shadow

Halloween

Breathing heavy,

I wait for light to leave the sky –

longing for your nighttime spell

a brutal, tortured tongue-tie.

You haunt me with your drawling voice

dark and yet unseen,

you disturb my foolish, failing heart

and call it Halloween.

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A Quiet God with Loud People

Christ sacrificed

skin,

speech,

defense,

and life —

it is,

perhaps,

the least we can do

to sacrifice

our impulse

to dominate

in argument

and put

in its place

prayer.

2 Kinds of People

Since the moment

I found you,

I have only encountered

two kinds of people:

you

and those who aren’t you.

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Time for Holiday Shopping = Time for Books

Celebrate the holidays with our new picture book, When My Family Stayed Home: A Dog’s Quarantine Story. A 2020 novelty written to fill bookshelves and hearts with comfort and hope, When My Family Stayed Home is a perfect piece to end the year, a warm story to read with children, and a unique stocking stuffer for any dog lover or book lover (you know, some of the best people). See you by the fireplace!

Poetry

Poetry is for the living,

but death

is what grants it meaning,

making time so fleeting

and love so precious

that even poetry

can scarcely

touch it.

Lands Over Lands

Even if you’ve never

traveled beyond borders,

if you’ve entered

the open arms of love

or eclipsed the lighted end

of despair’s underpass,

you’ve seen

the most exotic things

this life offers.

Beauty

Is something

beautiful

because it is

unexamined —

mysterious, unique, untouched —

or is it

the exploration,

the unearthing of layers,

that makes a thing so radiant?

Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of our new book, When My Family Stayed Home: A Dog’s Quarantine Story. We hope it brings you as much joy as it has given to us! The link is in our Bookstore.