A Year of Hooper


One year ago today, Brenda & I brought Hooper home from the Boulder Humane Society. What a year it's been. Freshly grieving over the loss of our cat Emma, we both fell in love with this little, black Labradorish-looking puppy, and brought him home with us. He was afraid of his own shadow, afraid to get into the car, hopping on all the furniture. A couple days later, he (we) learned his first command, "sit". I went on a streak of dog book purchasing, which continues to this day. We purchased dog toys and treats like they were crack, and the high of watching our dog take to these things with varying degrees of interest was equally addictive. We discovered…

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Eighteen


Eighteen years ago last night, Brenda & I kissed for the first time. For nine years and change after that, July 28 was our "anniversary", until I finally got my shit together and married Brenda. Nowadays, May 7th is our anniversary, and we've celebrated eight of those, but July 28 is still our first official anniversary and yesterday we marked eighteen of them. Kinda cool. We will celebrate this weekend in Grand Lake.…

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