I love books. I love getting lost in a good story . . . meeting characters I can identify with . . . living out adventures I may never have in real life. It’s hard for me to imagine that not everyone enjoys books the way I do, and that book reading is on the decline.
While social media and internet surfing have us spending more overall time reading than we did 10 or 15 years ago, the reading is mostly shallow. As we hop from one post to the next, our brains are kept in a state of constant motion....
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I like dogs.
I wish I could say that I love dogs. I wish I were one of those people who doesn’t mind slobber on their pants or dog hair all over their car seats or living in a house that always has a faint—or not so faint—doggy smell to it.
Yes, I wish I could say that I love dogs.
But I just don’t.
(My daughter Alison is very much a dog lover. In fact, I just took a break after writing these first few lines because she came to my door with “Bo”, a beautiful Vizsla that belongs to the carpenter...
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