Last photo of Loki

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Last photo of Loki

Tonight, I had to put Loki to sleep. He has been in my life since he was 12 weeks old and I was 21 years old. I was fresh out of college and found Loki caged away from all the kittens wandering around at the SPCA. He was this beautiful, long, tiger-striped sweetheart and I fell in love. As we ...

John Green Pain and Joy

Pain Does Not Lead To Joy

John Green Pain and Joy

I have been thinking too much about dichotomy.  The songs which swear, hand over heart, we don't know happiness without sadness. The philosophers who contend we don't appreciate something until it's lost. That physics is in our souls so the most profound heartbreak must be followed by an equal and opposite joy. I've thought about it ...