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Your Yawning Dog Isn’t Tired — She Just Loves You!

Empathy. It’s that amazing gift that allows us to feel for others — and, I’d argue, one of the essential qualities needed to write compelling fiction. But is empathy limited, as many scientists have long argued, only to human beings … Continue reading

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The cowboy stands up for a cull sow

This long transcript of an actual conversation with the cowboy comes from my forthcoming memoir. It occurs during a chapter where I describe how surprised I was by him, by his compassion and empathy, by his intellect. I’d been very … Continue reading

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