Mush: from sled dogs to celiac, the scenic detour of my life

When Tara Caimi was twenty-eight years old, she moved from Pennsylvania to Utah to support her boyfriend’s dog mushing dream. Nick was confident and

Mush

(Title essay from my memoir, originally published in The MacGuffin) Four months after moving in to the run-down mobile home, I still hadn’t g

Cat-Face

This essay/memoir excerpt first appeared in Pithead Chapel. ~ My boss admitted she’d hired me for my personality. Past events had inspired her to

Sled Team

A version of this excerpt from MUSH first published in Oh Comely ~ I declared a red alert for puppy arrival to all my colleagues and supervisor

Without Words

This excerpt from my memoir first published in Outside In Literary and Travel Magazine. ~ Kneeling between the leaders at the front of the lines, I

Beyond the Bridge Pet Loss Support Group

by Tara Caimi for Pawsitively Pets magazine ~ Many pet owners have heard of the “Rainbow Bridge,” and for those whose companion animal has pas

Jabebo Earrings: Inspired by pets and wildlife

by Tara Caimi for Pawsitively Pets magazine ~ It’s been almost twenty years since Kevin Abbott made his first pair of mismatched earrings—a su

Animal Alignment: Chiropractic Care for Pets

by Tara Caimi for Pawsitively Pets magazine ~ When chiropractor Kevin McCarthy’s dog got hurt, he did what he knew how to do, a hands-on adjustm

Better Batter Balances Business with Charitable Giving: Q&A with Owner Naomi Poe

I first met Naomi Poe at a State College Celiac Support Group picnic, where she was slated to be the guest speaker, in July of 2011. She had traveled

Naomi Poe & Better Batter Part 1: A For-Profit Business with a Nonprofit Heart

What is Better Batter? Better Batter is a gluten-free, casein-free, and allergen-free mix company with products like flour mix, cake mixes, brownie