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Friday Dog Days 22May09

22 May 2009

Sparse posting the past few days. I’ve had my head down getting ready for a trip back to B-town and DC after the holiday weekend (plus all the usual stuff). Should have time next week to get back into the swing.

But it’s Friday and that means it’s time for another pic of my favorite canine, Mingus the Super Dog. Here he is in one of his Mingus the Super Dog relaxingmost popular poses: happily lounging after a nice long walk, which we did this AM before I sat down in front of the keyboard. It remains a question of who actually walks whom.

I’m off to a doc’s appointment soon  – may be more to say on the flip. Meanwhile, have a great weekend all. Take a moment to remember those who gave their lives. And enjoy yours.

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Friday dog days 15May09

15 May 2009

Looks to me like Mingus the Super Dog is in serious dog heaven here. Days like these remind me why I left the east coast a long time ago to brave wildfires, earthquakes, and affluenza in the hills of Marin. They don’t call Fairfax “Mayberry on Acid” for nothing. Mingus had a special treat today: a walk along Corte Madera creek down in the tidal mixing zone – a whole new neighborhood to sniff out. One. Happy. Dog.

Mingus in dog heaven

Mingus in dog heaven

Friday dog days…

8 May 2009

Well, it’s Friday, so here’s today’s pic of Mingus the Super Dog looking crazy happy on Rocky Ridge with the greater Bay Area out there behind him. I think I’ve got one more post in me before quitting time, but MtSD and I wish everyone a great weekend and Happy Mothers Day!

Mingus the Super Dog on Rocky RIdge

Mingus the Super Dog on Rocky RIdge

This is not nostalgia

4 May 2009

Six year ago, I was reeling. Among other things, I was being pushed out of Earthjustice by unhappy board members, who thought they knew better (they didn’t, as it turned out – a topic for another time: there’s a story to be told about the ignorance and arrogance of the wealthy in the history of the American environmental movement).

I needed to not attend an upcoming Earthjustice board meeting, so I headed east that October for fundraising meetings and the bar mitzvah of my cousin’s son in West Hartford, the town where I was born. I decided to stop by the house I’d lived in til I was 8. I hadn’t been back there since my mother moved my brother Al and me to Great Neck, a suburb of New York City, so that she could get away and be closer to my grandfather.

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Shameless imitation of Kevin Drum

24 April 2009

I love cats. Had one named Max for years, a manx that traveled with me to Germany and back, perhaps the only bilingual manx ever.

But this has been a hound household for years, thanks to Rachelle’s lifelong love affair with dogs.

And the latest, Mingus The Super Dog, is one of the best (they’ve all been the best, really).

So in shameless imitation of my fellow MoJo-ler Kevin Drum (who’s hopefully well on his way to the Georgia coast for what should be a really interesting confab about ramping up indy media reporting on economics) here’s my very first Friday Dog-Blogging post!

This is a little bit of a cheat, because it’s Mingus the Super Dog as a youth. Couldn’t pass it up. Way too cute, right?

Have a great weekend.Mingus the super dog as a youth