Might Micron and his doppelganger

Hoppelganged again

Hoppelgäng  verb (hä-pəl-ˌgaŋ) The phenomena that occurs when you and your doppelgänger are coerced into wearing bunny ears. Sentence usage: “Darn it, we’ve been hoppelgänged again.“ You know, I’m not the only one who enjoys this. The guy can rock the… Read More ›

Portrait Dog 1917

I mustache you a question

Since I’ve found myself in the position of Keeper of the Family Photos these last couple of weeks, the immersion into family history has completely hijacked my daily routines. What I call “going down the rabbit hole again” while doing genealogy… Read More ›

children with dog

Keeping history

Mike walked from room to room, first looking for the cats who treated him with such disdain that he always felt the need to forgive them for their misguided slander of his character. He thought he could sense them today… Read More ›

Why the vet is on speed dial

“Jager! Darn it, doggie,” I say. “Will you please shift your butt into second gear or something?” We’re ankle deep in the usual anxiety driven morning rush. I’m simply trying to walk to my car and Jager keeps stopping short in front… Read More ›

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