Close reading: ‘Epiphany’ by S.E. Venart

‘I am the big heart, aren’t I?’: ‘Epiphany’ by S.E. Venart is a brilliant and devastating poem

This is going to make my dog mad …

I recently uploaded some photos to Google Photo Backup. One thing it does is automatically group images with similar content and then label them things like “Food” or “Flowers” or “Beaches.” There’s even a “Dogs” one, which features plenty of photos of my dog. And then today I discovered a new one, also featuring myContinue reading “This is going to make my dog mad …”

Review: Go, Dog. Go!

Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman My rating: 5 of 5 stars When I was a little kid, this book seemed to be more my older brothers’ speed. It was longer. It was more complex, and it had a sense of danger about it that I didn’t truly understand as a young reader. When IContinue reading “Review: Go, Dog. Go!”

A little bit about ZZ on his birthday

I got to write a little bit about ZZ, our family dog who died a few years ago and whose ashes we have saved. The article is called “A human need to say farewell to pets,” and is more about readers’ comments on the web about a funeral home planning to offer pet funerals andContinue reading “A little bit about ZZ on his birthday”