Happy ATB
essay

8 Habits for Happiness

Illustration by Aileen Torres-Bennett March 20 is the International Day of Happiness, inaugurated in 2012 by the United Nations to recognize the importance of happiness in everyone's life. Happiness may be a universal feeling, but its construct is personal. It's an apt time to ask: What makes you happy? I've discovered some fundamentals for my… Continue reading 8 Habits for Happiness

lobsters Fiji
Food

Lobster-Infused Rice

A pair of large lobster shells have been sitting in our freezer, and I finally got around to making stock with them. I covered them in water in a large pot and boiled for 1.5 hrs. At the end of boiling, I stirred in two packets of ramen powder (I keep extras in the pantry… Continue reading Lobster-Infused Rice

Jolene Fiji
dogs

Puppy Update: Jolene at 6.5 Months

Jolene is half-a-year old now. She has grown into a long puppy with short front legs, like her Fijian sausage dog mama. She is adorable. And challenging. Much more challenging than our first dog, Guthrie, who has a quiet personality and was pretty much potty trained when we got him. At 6.5 months, Jolene seems… Continue reading Puppy Update: Jolene at 6.5 Months

dogs

3 Training Tips for Puppies

Our puppy, Jolene, is about 10 weeks old. It's remarkable to watch her grow right before my eyes. She used to fit in the palm of my hand. Now, she's about four times larger. She's definitely a Fijian sausage dog, by the way; as I hoped she'd be! She's been with us around 6 weeks,… Continue reading 3 Training Tips for Puppies