Boy Meets Dog

The story of Boone, an Appalachian teen forced by circumstance to grow up before he is ready, with no assets to speak of and more than his share of baggage to deal with, continues as a podcast with Chapter 22, out today. In the newest chapter of “Pushing Back” Nancy abruptly cuts her visit short …

One Thing Leads to Another

I was reminded again this week about how the act of making a decision pushes the subsequent decisions in sometimes unexpected directions. Up until recently, the backyard project I have been working on has been confined to demolition and hauling stuff to the dump. Nasty stuff. Dangerous stuff. Boards with nails and screws protruding, splintered …