personal essay

Life, in Dog Years

Mar 22, 2019 By Mimi Swartz

My father always pampered his pets. So when he fell ill and moved in with us, it was no surprise that his corgi came to rule our home. What I didn’t expect was for Trilby to care for me after Dad was gone.

Off Course

Jun 16, 2016 By Stephen Harrigan

I never knew my father, a decorated World War II pilot who died before I was born. But a trek at age 67 to the site where his airplane crashed brought me closer to him than I’d ever dared hope.

Prairie dogs, Lubbock
Our Town

Apr 20, 2016 By Sarah Viren

How Lubbock’s prairie dogs taught me the meaning of home.

The Wild Life

Oct 21, 2015 By Debra Monroe

A dank cabin and a loyal dog—and, eventually, a loving daughter—turned Texas into home.