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Pard: An Interrupted Nap

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

Pard: An Interrupted Nap Linda Long, photographer. Marilyn Reaves, distracter. U.K. Le Guin, skritcher.

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The Reluctant Traveler at home — Cats and Writers

About cats And writers. We have cats. I think most of us do, anyway. Every writer I know personally has one or more cats—oh there are a few of us who dare to own dogs AND cats. Or dogs only. … Continue reading

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Help me finish a book

Ten years ago, the axis of the Earth changed its tilt. The air warmed. All the glacial and polar ice melted. Water filled the land and pushed the people further and further inland. What were once coastal mountains are now islands. What were once fertile valleys are now ocean bays. Humanity is reduced to scattered self-sufficient villages. Their numbers reduced toa tiny fraction of a small fraction of the once teeming masses. Continue reading

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The News From 2Dits Farm: Mouse Wars

It’s an unmistakeable smell, one of those olfactory sensations felt nearly as much in the back of the throat as in the nostrils, and when it hits while I am dusting out in the great room, I initiate the protocol … Continue reading

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From the Case Files of Grace Noir, Private Paw: The Missing Contact Lens

It’s cold as a dog, and the wind northeast. The windows of the office are rattling. Just another winter’s day in Ditsville. Even the mice are sleeping in. Which is what I’m doing when the Dame yells, “I lost my … Continue reading

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Annals of Pard: Some People Are Just As Equal As Others

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

Annals of Pard: Some People Are Just As Equal As Others by Ursula K. Le Guin This photograph illustrates something I’ve been thinking about cats, dogs, and people. And about Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. We know that dogs, descended from wolves, … Continue reading

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A McKittypants Love Song

I got everything ready to write this blog, and then promptly went outside to the fenced area of Arroyo Minor to take the dogs for a walk-romp. They enjoyed it. Me, I was just looking for courage. About a month … Continue reading

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Plague Cat

As soon as I saw Mr. McKittypants, I knew he would break my heart. (No. Not quite yet. But he’s working on it.) He came to us young–a born feral, behavior modification flunk-out—an unadoptable cat. We needed a barn hunter … Continue reading

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The News From 2Dits Farm: Soul-Keepers

Presently she is wearing an apple bag tutu. If I wore such a thing, I’d look pretty damned stupid, but Gracie has the hips for it. “Doofuss,” I chide. “No self-respecting cat gets herself caught in the handle of an … Continue reading

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Annals of Pard: The Saga of the Mice, Continued

Pigeons Passing?

This blog post is included in: No Time to Spare Thinking About What Matters by Ursula K. Le Guin Introduction by Karen Joy Fowler December 5, 2017 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt                     … Continue reading

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