I miss my little girl…

Saturday night my sweet little teddy bear, Emily Jane, died very suddenly and unexpectedly. I don’t know what was wrong with her, what she’d had going on inside of her little body, but she’d seemed fine. One of those things, I guess. The wound is still fresh, and the gaping hole left behind in my heart is going to take time to heal, but I’m … Continue reading I miss my little girl…

Joe the dog kicker

I have a strong dislike of bullying and sadism. I don’t wish to see anyone or anything suffer, and therefore I cannot understand how one would derive pleasure from being an active participant in such behaviors. The year was 1984, and I was seven years old. We’d just moved to Oklahoma from Michigan, and I’d met a new friend named Brad. Occasionally we’d spend Sunday … Continue reading Joe the dog kicker