“All Good Things Are Wild and Free”

Maisie and I are out on the trail on a blindingly bright and bitterly cold Saturday afternoon. There is fresh snow on the ground and the sky is a perfect, pale Iowa blue, with not even a hint of a cloud. We wander off the trail and walk through our community orchard to a snow-blanketed …

Zen and the Art of Maisie Maintenance

Maisie and I are at the park with Will and his dog Sonya and we are reintroducing them after a week or two hiatus.  Sonya, a four year old rescued blue heeler mix, is the elder stateswoman, a role model if you will, and she is unimpressed by Maisie’s barking.  Will is down on one …