My First Guest Post, by Paul McCartney

tail cartoonDear Jack,

(of the adorable blog, Life with Jack)

Hey brother. Yeah, if you can get your person to talk to your agent, sure. I’d like to order a calendar for the New Year.

Here’s the thing though.

Last week I was trying to take my person for a walk and she kept wandering around and saying:

“My address book, where is it? I’ll never get the cards out by the feast day. Oh



I’ve thrown it away by accident again…and…”

She’s nice and all, but feasting? kings? wrapping paper, what’s the big deal dude? Know what I’m sayin’? A dash of kibble, burrow some snow in the yard, and a winter’s nap makes more sense to me and my tail.

At any rate. Yeah, if your person has one of your signed calendars left, ask her to save it and I will work on reminding her that her aunt would be delighted to get a late gift.



Forgiveness Friday: New Year’s Hopes


Would anyone like to join me in what I might turn into a new personal tradition?

This year I’m going to make New Year’s Hopes rather than resolutions.

It’s a sort of backwards idea, because I’ve been feeling particularly bad about not being someone with very much resolve. Maybe in the process of listing, and maybe crossing off, and thinking about what my hopes are for the new year, I’ll be able to figure out, say, a resolve plan.

Resolve Plan?

Yikies. That sounds really strange and over thought and more work than it’s worth.

So what – maybe I’m onto something.

Anyone want to join in on the game?

Feel free to email – I think I’ve forgotten to find a way to highlight contact info on this new blog   – I can be reached at 

Or…leave a comment here or on Facebook and let me know how your hope list is going. Or not going!