The Conversation

Ilia is a beautiful Labrador Retriever with a shining black coat. He is also a notorious bed pig. All night long he thinks of sneaky ways to make sure his human, a boy named Cole, gets as little of the bed as possible. He has to hide his head beside the pillow so you...

A Little Bit Perfect

Cerebral palsy. Cole has cerebral palsy. I blinked at the doctor in a daze. This beautiful, gurgling, cooing, cherub-cheeked baby in my arms was flawed. Damaged. No longer perfect. What? Then came the dizzying cavalcade of expert opinions and their dire predictions....

Home Alone

Sssssooooo! Today marks the second day that my son has been gone at sleep-away camp. This is his first time ever and I must say: he’s handling it far better than I am. I was really quite surprised by the mix of emotions his absence brought up in me. While I...

Watered Down: A Dog Walking Tail

While walking my dog Ilia one morning, I run into our lovely neighbors Bea & Barry and their cadre of 5 (!) dogs. “Let ‘s go down to the river!” Bea suggests. Sounds good, I say, and off we go. Upon arriving, Barry notices a guy tossing stuff...