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Reflection On The New Year — New Decade, And A Deeper Choice and Focus For This Life And Time

New Year's cleaning and organizing, both literal and figurative, is a way to show up for myself at a time when our world and environment is presenting a lot of stress and overwhelm. The act of cleaning, organizing and such, clears the way for...

For What It Is Worth

The Truth About Self-Employed/Freelance Women, And Their Rates & Fees Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash C.S. Sherin, Dec. 6, 2019 I love when people get right to the point, and so, that is what I am going to do. The following information is everything. It is the main point, which comes from a question … Continue reading For What It Is Worth

Saving Solstice ~ A Cat Rescue Story

Boris William, king cat. Photo by CS Sherin If you have been reading my blog posts for a while, you will have noticed that our cat, Boris, shows up in various ways...in stories about dogs, about life, and in poetry that I write. He really was an amazing cat with a big presence. His death, … Continue reading Saving Solstice ~ A Cat Rescue Story

Featured Blogger On Rollerbag Goddess Today

Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash Good news! I am being featured on a great travel writing website today, the Rollerbag Goddess! The Rollerbag Goddess gave me some interesting interview questions -- it was quite fun. It's a good read for your Friday. Please do head over there and give it some love: "Featured RBG: … Continue reading Featured Blogger On Rollerbag Goddess Today

Dogs Are Strange, Gross And Wonderful: Part Three

Our Family House Elf -- Who Happens To Be Disguised As A Dog C.S. Sherin, posted and updated October 3, 2019 This story will conclude this short series (part one, part two) about some of the dogs of my life and heart. The funny thing about this conclusion is that our current dog's story hasn't … Continue reading Dogs Are Strange, Gross And Wonderful: Part Three

Dogs Are Strange, Gross And Wonderful, Part Two

Miss Honey on the trail, circa 2010. Photo by CS Sherin The Story Of The First Dog I Ever Rescued As An Adult, Miss Honey Sept. 26, 2019 Dogs are embodied joy. Most of the time, when I see a dog, I smile. Most dogs live in the moment with a sweet intensity and playful … Continue reading Dogs Are Strange, Gross And Wonderful, Part Two

Dogs Are Strange, Gross And Wonderful

Part One: A Nun's Dog Was Given To Us, And Then Was Seduced By Our Cat ~ True Story CS Sherin, September 19, 2019, edited 09-21-19 Being a dog or cat person has been such a big thing in our culture. I am truly an animal person, having an innate appreciation and love for most … Continue reading Dogs Are Strange, Gross And Wonderful

Poetry: Allowing And Understanding Feelings — Without Being Ruled By Them

The Golden Rules For Feelings, And Other Thoughts In Verse CS Sherin, 09-10-2019, edited 9-11-19 Canadian Geese and Tundra Swans, La Crosse WI marsh. Photo by CS Sherin FEELINGS... are neither good or bad...they just are. If deniedthey become likeexiled miceburrowing and hidingin hidden placesof the psyche and body,indefinitely.Only when they are feltand named can … Continue reading Poetry: Allowing And Understanding Feelings — Without Being Ruled By Them