BY E. E. CUMMINGS i carry your heart with me(i carry it inmy heart)i am never without it(anywherei go you go,my dear;and whatever is doneby only me is your doing,my darling) i fearno fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i wantno world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meantand whateverContinue reading “[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]”
This is the first morning in over 13 years I’ve gotten up and haven’t then heard the sound of little paws coming out to find me. Weston was my shadow. My boy. He wanted to be where I was, most all the time. Following me downstairs when I went to fold the clothes from theContinue reading “The Life And Times of a Sword Swallower”
CGI. Distracting. Adventure. CGI. Distracting. Fail. Bust. Cheat. Unnecessary. No.
Today is our boy, Weston’s, 10th birthday. I can’t even begin to express what he means and has meant to our lives. He is cantankerous, mischievous, smart, fun, quirky, and very loving. He is our little Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. He can be very affectionate one minute and try to gnash at you theContinue reading “Our Boy is 10”
I just realized I never published this post. I’m going to, even after the fact. More a record for us than a post for the masses, but fun stuff either way. Facts From Trip 2016 Movies watched in trailer: Suspect, Clear and Present Danger, Reservoir Dogs, Paycheck, Fifth Element, Red Planet Woodchucks in Miller RiverviewContinue reading “Oregon 2016”
dog a single dog walking alone on a hot sidewalk of summer appears to have the power of ten thousand gods. why is this? Book: Love is a Dog From Hell by Charles Bukowski
Today is our buddy’s 9th birthday. I can’t believe the little man is 9 already. He came to us when he was just 6 weeks old. He was very young, very feisty, curious, strong willed, and very loving. Not much about him has changed since then. He’s brought so much joy to us, so muchContinue reading “Weston Turns 9”
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”― Josh Billings Dogs make things better, as do cats I suppose, if I had a cat in my life I’m sure I would think so. I don’t. I have dogs. There’s so much joy there, in their eyes and the wagContinue reading “Words to Live By (Part 4)”
“The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It’s encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way.” ― Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder andContinue reading “Words to Live By (Part 1)”
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View this post on Instagram Falling asleep on the job. #schnood #shnoodles #schnoodlesofinstagram #cutedogs A post shared by Tamra Parker (@tokenhippygirl) on Sep 9, 2015 at 6:27pm PDT
Today is our little mister’s 8th birthday. Currently he’s curled up in the chair in the corner of our living room sleeping. He’s as cute as he’s ever been. I love him so. Our boy has brought so much joy, love, happiness, and adventure into our lives. He is very affectionate, mischievous, hellaciously smart, loving,Continue reading “Weston”
Our boy turns seven today. Seven years of love and snuggles and play and joy and laughter and smiles and exasperation and sweetness and tail wagging and pawing and cuddle-time and barks and bullies and deep soulful looks. Happy birthday little man, we love you so.
7:24 AM I wake up, suddenly. I feel like someone is staring at me. I turn over slowly and there he is, a small furry little fella with big brown eyes sitting over me looking down. His eyes say everything he can’t speak. I’m half awake and tell him no. Gently at first… no buddy,Continue reading “7:24 AM”
Ah road trips, how I love them. The sights, the experience, the music played along the way. They are glorious things. When I was a kid our family did road trips all the time. It was sort of our thing. We mostly stayed in Oregon for these, though we did venture out to Arizona once,Continue reading “Oregon Odyssey – Day Seven & Eight”
Today we moved from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Montrose, Colorado. It wasn’t a bad day of driving really, about 6 and a half hours on the road after we checked out and then drove to not one, not two, but three coffee spots in Santa Fe before getting a cup. Our first choice endedContinue reading “Oregon Odyssey – Day Four”
Today was a long day on the road. By choice we went an extra bit today so we could have a short day tomorrow. More time in Santa Fe when we get there. Because today was so long we didn’t do much stopping. Gas, food, rest stops, and just two extra little stops. One atContinue reading “Oregon Odyssey – Day Two”
Weston is a guy of deep thoughts and feelings. He has soul. I looked up a moment ago and there he was sitting on the chair in the corner looking out the window. He looked like a person, deep in thought, contemplating all of life’s ups and downs. He looked introspective and philosophical. He lookedContinue reading “We Love Them”
I did a shoot recently with this beautiful boy and his parents. I had a fantastic time with them in an absolutely beautiful setting.
A noise outside wakes me up. It wakes Weston as well. He moves slightly, growls toward the window, and then stands up. I know I’m in trouble. Outside the wind tosses the branches against each other. It’s a nice sound. I can’t go back to sleep, but want to. Thinking I’ll have a better chanceContinue reading “Creatures of Habit”