I’m here to tell you a story about a dog. Not just any dog. This is a story about the legendary golden retriever, Ludo. Ludo was born on June 28th, one day before my own birthday, in the year 2015. His natural parents, also dogs, were a beautiful, furry couple. He had great genes. My wife […]

Rambling, Man

Football is over. Well, not forever, but just for the 16-17 season. A few thoughts: That was such an amazing Super Bowl. I don’t have to tell you that. When the 4th quarter rolled around I turned to a room of 30-40 people and said “anybody here think Tom Brady can’t score three times in […]

Of Dogs and Men

The end of the year has special meaning around the Cummings house. As we end the Christmas holiday we celebrate the birth of our olden golden, Moxie, on the 27th, my own half-birthday on the 29th, and now the half-birthday of the growin’ golden, Ludo, on the 28th. Don’t pretend you don’t celebrate half-birthdays, too, […]

A Dogs’ Tale

In dog years I’ve been married for 13 decades. If you throw in courtship the wife and I have been together for nearly two centuries. I’m sure it feels like that to her sometimes. 🙂 But as long as we’ve been together I don’t remember a time when we didn’t have a dog. This is […]


We had family in town from the south and Suzie and I were walking the tall coastal redwoods with them. It must have been 1999. The wife and I had two dogs at that point in our life, a beagle mix named Mickey and a Black Lab/Shepherd named King. Mickey was getting up in years. […]