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

Chicken Divan

This short story first published in Fire & Knives and later published in Oh Comely magazine ~ My brother came screaming into this world like t

Privileged Perspective in Memoir: Building the Bridge of Trust by Trusting the Reader

This craft essay about techniques authors of memoir use to build credibility and elicit trust first appeared in the Writer's Chronicle. Below is the f

Problem solving pioneers plot library of the future

A version of this article first published in Penn State's IT Stream Magazine ~ ePub and PDF versions are also available >> For centuries,