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Don’t sound insane

Posted by | Black Hour, Ursa, Writing | No Comments

Last post was…ouch. A while ago. I’m not superhuman, apparently. All that talk about writing during lunch hours? Well, sometimes that doesn’t work. Right now I’m going to demonstrate how to write a blog post while cooking dinner AND playing with a stuffed octopus with my foot…

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Lobbying firm of Ursa J. Pup, Esquire

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Staying home from work this week, you’d think I’d have all the freedom in the world. And yet, what I get is the first-thing dog walk and the starting-at-3pm lobbying for her dinner/pm walk. How is it my dog rules my life? Because I don’t have KIDS….

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Hot dog

Posted by | Life, Ursa | 5 Comments

Long day. Should be writing, but it’s hard to clear my head on or after a busy day at work. Ursa and I are in the only air-conditioned room in our house. She was just terribly hot, and she was breaking my heart. So we’re hanging in…

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Weekend.

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Weekend. Do not like cat vet anymore. Thinking of switching cat to same vet as dog’s. It’s closer, at least, so she won’t have to bitch and moan for very long in her carrier. You can spend a lot of time on errands. A lot. And if…

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Reading and reading about dogs

Posted by | Ursa | 4 Comments

20. The Lost City of Z– David GrannReally fantastic piece of creative nonfiction. I’ve had an inclination away from creative nonfiction in which the author is highly present for a while, but I’m cured with this book. The author undertakes an adventure that he well knows has…

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More Ursa than you can stand!

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Ursa always brings out the commenters. We had a good dog weekend, going to the dog park yesterday and spending quite a bit of time today either walking around the neighborhood or playing ball in the backyard or tossing about one squeaky toy or another. My dog?…

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Posted by | Ursa | 5 Comments

Don’t you think Good Housekeeping would want me to spend the prize money they gave me to pay someone to clean my house? One request, from Chitownmez, and, yes, I know what it’s all about. She wants to see Ursa. You all do, I’m sure. No one…

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Ursa wants to go to Denver, too

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I’m off to a writing conference (and to visit my college bud, Kate) for the weekend, so behave yourselves and enjoy a little Ursa in the springtime, my gift to you. And when I get back, I should have some very exciting writing/publishing news to share.

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