Channeling Edgar Rice Burro.
Less suffering, more gratitude.
The first thing he told me was that people usually got really mad at him when he came to things like this.
Social media is a bit like a snake pit. There are some snakes that are beautiful and peaceful. Some of them do jobs we appreciate like keeping an eye on rodent populations. And some are venomous; they are poison. Social media is great. It’s an opportunity to experience the world in a larger way; to … Read more
I was that kid; in junior high school, I routinely turned in twelve page book reports when two pages were required. There’s an argument that I should have started editing my writing back then… but bless my overworked English teachers who were kind enough to take the time to grade so much over-written acreage with … Read more
Confession: I’ve never read The Little Engine That Could. I’m pretty fluent in the classics, too, just not children’s classics. The only books I saw before going to school were the Louis L’amour books my father read. Even so, you can’t live in this culture without acquiring some Cliff’s Notes version of the story, or … Read more
My computer is up on blocks. Like an old rusted-out Chevy, it’s balanced on top of two eyeglass cases that are resting on top of a computer cooling pad with three fans. It still overheats, so there’s another fan behind this teetering stack, roaring along and blowing in my face, unless I give in and … Read more
…”Anna is so brutally honest about things that are considered sacred in general society.” A recent quote posted by a reader, from a non-horsey friend of hers. And probably true. Sacred is a great word choice. I picture brutal honesty as the Holy Grail in that Indiana Jones movie: a bright-hot light burning with ecstasy … Read more
With all the savoir faire of a grade school girl with sagging anklets, I started reading out loud.
I hope you have some ungainly lycra in your future.