Finn's Ten

February 23, 2018 - He was three when I drove to Illinois to bring him home. He had a different name which I have never spoken aloud to him,...
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Mr. Oktober

February 23, 2018 - He is a miniature wire haired dachshund, born in the furthest reaches of northern Hungary, bred by the most decorated fi...
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The 30-Year Shot

February 23, 2018 - Summer isn't over yet, but the first cool hint of autumn rolled through here this morning. As I stood on the porch watch...
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Turtle

February 23, 2018 - When I saw him upside down in the middle of the northbound lane of Route 287, I turned around to set him right. When I r...
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Sometimes Nature Just Punches You In the Gut

February 23, 2018 - These are Eastern phoebes, hovering over her nest that was, until just minutes before, filled with chirping chicks waiti...
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The Before and The After

February 23, 2018 - My uncle died last month. I only know this because something made me search for his name today. Google answered my quer...
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The King

February 23, 2018 - In August of 1977 I climbed into my Dad’s truck, I think it was the green GMC but my memory could be playing tricks. I w...
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Flying

February 23, 2018 - I recently held a hummingbird in my hand. He had accidentally flown into a window and fallen, unconscious, on the ground...
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Return to Flight

February 23, 2018 - The Space Shuttle chapter in American history is one rich in pride and pain. And, sadly, it is one that can at last be w...
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Connecting with the Past

February 23, 2018 - About 210 million years ago, toward the end of the Triassic period, a three-toed dinosaur known as a Coelophysis walked...
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The Pipes, The Pipes

February 23, 2018 - My Mother’s side of the family is Irish. And when I was growing up, this Irish couple would show up on holidays here and...
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Blood on the Pages

February 23, 2018 - Over the years, my friend Guy Neal Williams has introduced me to many things that remain important parts of my life to t...
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Legacy of Love

February 23, 2018 - Jeanna Jones approached her house holding the saddest thing you can ever bring from a visit to the vet: an empty collar.
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Seven

February 23, 2018 - I asked her what she wanted to do this evening for her birthday. She thought for a second and asked, “Anything? Whateve...
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Nine

February 23, 2018 - At some point between her last birthday and today, according to the dog-to-human years conversion charts, Winnie passed...
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Here

February 23, 2018 - The moment the camera shutter closed on this image from the banks of the Rose River might just be when it all started....
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Bring Me A Dog

February 23, 2018 - A couple years ago I walked around a festival in Richmond with my friend Jay and my Wirehaired Vizsla, Finn. We had all...
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Wait

February 22, 2018 - I spotted this fox curled up in a ball, bedded down under a fallen tree below the trail where I sometimes walk at luncht...
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Preacher

February 22, 2018 - It would be difficult to overstate how much this means to me. Virginia Wildlife Magazine, published by the VDGIF, is a...
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