Entries by Jim Mitchem

Living for the Moment

My dog is a teacher. Every day he shows me that all we have is this moment. And for one moment last October, I thought I lost him. We had just arrived at the park—his happy place. He circled me a couple of times enticing me to throw the ball, and when I did, he […]

Three Steps to Writing a Story

I’ve had at least a dozen people tell me they’re going to submit a story, but so far none have. In fact half of these folks have contacted me to say, “I’m not a writer. It’s not very good.” I get that. Very few people are employed as writers. But I’m here to tell you that if you intend to submit a story, don’t wait. Just write. Here are some tips for getting started.

Just a Dog

When I rolled out of bed Tuesday morning, my wife Tina called me into the hallway where she was kneeling down next to our thirteen-year-old Australian Shepherd, Tucker. “It’s time,” she said.