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

Naomi Poe & Better Batter Part 2: Personal Struggles Lead to Business Big Bang

What did you want to be when you grew up? Did you see yourself as an entrepreneur or business owner? I didn’t set out to go into business. I want