The AKC National Championship in the Rearview Mirror

February 5, 2017
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As I write, Super Bowl hoopla is in full swing, the Patriots and the Falcons facing off in a matter of hours. My team, the Denver Broncos, won the Big Game last year, and I confess that when I’m not invested in either team playing in the Super Bowl, I don’t look forward to much beyond the […]

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The White Noise in our Sport

March 25, 2015
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Two women had no business trying to lift such an awkward piece of furniture, but what could I do. The lady had wandered through the open front door of my new house and insisted on being a good neighbor by helping move a chest of drawers. Despite my objections, she lifted the end nearest her […]

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Not Your Father’s AKC

October 9, 2014
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When Bill Clinton was president and in the throes of his “Monica Difficulties,” I happened to hear a radio interview of someone whose name I never did catch.  I could picture the man shrug as he opined that no one should be shocked by Clinton’s behavior around women because that’s just who he was. In […]

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The Mountain Games

June 12, 2013

Over the weekend, I visited one of my favorite places in Colorado: Vail. Most people associate Vail with skiing, money and elitism  – and that is there, it’s true. But Vail demographics is complicated and the “good life” is to be found not only by the well heeled, but by a segment of the population […]

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Legends in the Ring

May 29, 2013
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Last December at the AKC/Eukanuba National Dog Show in Orlando, my partner in crime, Dr. V of Pawcurious, and I had a little fun with an idea we’d been tossing around. The “set up” for our tongue-in-cheek video was simple enough: I would try my hand at showing something other than a Puli, and Dr. […]

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How Not to do an Interview

January 6, 2013

As the story goes, Chris and Steven were asked to retell the hilarious anecdotes about their respective families so often that an idea eventually occurred to the pair: Maybe their yarns could be the basis of a television show. While most of us don’t necessarily consider our family eccentricities to be the stuff of Hollywood, it […]

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Is the Dog Fancy at a Tipping Point?

December 29, 2012
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There are just a couple of days left to the year, and I’d love to end 2012 by figuring out why I felt such contrasting emotions at the AKC/Eukanuba National Dog Show. It was a fabulous experience with so much to offer a dog lover, and while I reveled in the sights and sounds around […]

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Meet a Few Breeds

December 21, 2012
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In light of the weighty topics I’ve been covering lately (a difficult thing to sustain for a self described humor writer), the thought occurs to me that by taking a lighter approach in writing about the Eukanuba National Dog Show, the impression might be formed that I’ve abandoned topics with “gravitas.” I haven’t, at least […]

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The Dogs of the AKC/Eukanuba Dog Show

December 19, 2012

A week at a dog show is a long time to have to absorb everything a show the size and magnitude of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship has to offer –  and I haven’t. The first two days home were spent in a coma-like sleep, but now comes the hard part: Making sense not of what I […]

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