Category Archives: A Desk with a View

Rudy on the (Yoga) Mat

First, there was biting cold. Then some snow. Then cold. More snow. Cold. Snow. We were beginning to see a pattern. Repetitive and meditative (if, say, you’re into contemplating a shovel). “Really, the only thing seeing me through right now … Continue reading

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To Eat or Not to Eat

Recently Rudy heard a rumor that’s brought us both a certain amount of pain. “I’m sure of it,” he insists. “That dog gets a treat…just for eating.” His eyes widened, sort of like Madame Blavatsky’s, and he fixed me with … Continue reading

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Rudy’s Roman Blog

“Honestly, I don’t know what Italy has that we don’t,” Rudy remarked when I got back from Rome earlier this month. “You realize you’ve been gone the equivalent of…” I spaced out while he did the math—7 over 1 times 12, multiplied … Continue reading

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Rudy On Winter 2015

“No more,” said Rudy, as he set the pace. The pace in question could only be described as floundering, and once or twice he seemed lost, searching for a familiar landmark. Not so very long ago, just a few weeks, … Continue reading

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Rudy Breaks His Silence

We all need time to think and reflect. Certainly, growth happens in the spaces between the events of our lives. And there has indeed been growth over the past almost-year since we last communed. Much exploration. New discoveries. Possibly some unabashed … Continue reading

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Rudy Meets (Cuppa) Joe

Sometime in these last weeks, Rudy has developed a taste for coffee. “It’s chewy, strong, with just a hint of maple syrup—exactly the way I like it,” he says. By “exactly the way I like it,” Rudy means he likes … Continue reading

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Rudy and a Tail of Two Towns (cont.)

Part 2: Bennington, Vermont Rudy came aboard in late fall, so we haven’t had a chance to go swimming together yet. Nor are we even really sure what his feelings are toward water (or at least the idea of being … Continue reading

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