They say depression has tripled in the United States since the start of the pandemic, with corresponding increases in suicide rates, domestic abuse, and addictions. If you’re feeling down or even desperate, and scrolling through puppy pictures just isn’t enough for you, consider teaching a dog a trick. And here’s why:
Flash Nonfiction “His Apple Pie”–a dog, a pie, a bad guy
I’m proud and happy to announce my flash nonfiction essay, “His Apple Pie,” about a border collie and a bad guy, appeared today in Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction. For […]
Bored and Lonely? Love Dogs? Hang With Us for a Good Cause!
Celebrate our furry friends at this dog-themed storytelling Zoom event hosted by Tiffany Razzano and Wordier Than Thou. Participating readers and storytellers include Arin Greenwood, Mara Wells, Anda Peterson and Lisa Lanser […]
You’re Invited! Welcome to My Coronavirus Party
My neighborhood isn’t as pretty as the sinuous, color-coordinated, HOA-governed neighborhoods. Our streets are pot-holed, sidewalks abruptly end without apology, and some front yards have become gravel parking lots for boats and […]
4 Easy Dog Tricks for Great Holiday Pictures
This holiday season take unforgettably lovable pictures of your dog! Pose your dog in a group shot with the family in front of the tree, wearing reindeer antlers, or peeking up from […]
3 Funny Meditations for Dog Lovers
If you’re like me, you know you should meditate. It would reduce anxiety and improve sleep, focus, and memory. The thing is, whenever dog people sit on the floor and assume the lotus position, one dog licks your face, the other drops a ball in your lap, and the other stands by the back door, farting ominously.
5 Mood-Boosters for Better Writing Productivity
If you’re a writer or wish you were a writer, but can’t seem to get in the mood to do it, here are ways to get in the groove. Write regularly. Set […]
One of These Dogs Really Wishes You a Happy Holiday
The other one’s from Jersey.
The No Poo Chronicles: My Fight Against Shampoo Absolutism
First, Backstory In the first minutes of a writer’s conference in NYC last September, I met an editor who changed my relationship with my own head. Editors have rearranged my head space […]
5 Ways to Love and Let Go of Foster Dogs
by Lisa Lanser Rose People tell me all the time they admire me for fostering dogs. “I could never foster,” they say. “I’d get too attached.” I know it’s meant as […]