The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another wonderful story from Neil Gaiman.If Caroline is a kid's book and Graveyard Stories is an adult fairy tale, this book is in between.The imagery is dark and deep and the story is full of wit and intelligence.Gaiman... Continue Reading →

Dexter got to play in the snow for the first time and he is growing to love it!  

Another chapter in the Void Series by Peter Hamilton

The Abyss Beyond Dreams: Chronicle of the Fallers by Peter F. Hamilton My rating: 4 of 5 stars Very nice follow up to the Void series. Hamilton explorers further into the mystery of the Void and it's origins. The new societies and impact of Commonwealth technology are well developed and entertaining.As always, Hamilton delivers an... Continue Reading →

Your kid doesn’t want a dog!!!

Dexter The Corso

I was telling few co-workers that I got a puppy. One of the people I was having a conversation with said that she would like o get a dog for her kid. She would like her ten-year old to walk the dog and to have something to be responsible for. My response “Your kid doesn’t want a dog!!!” shocked her.

I’ve had this conversation with people many times. The assumption is that the kid will be happy to go for daily walks with the dog and will be enjoy everything with it. It is based on the fact that the child is constantly asking for a dog and is so happy to play with puppies.

However, the sad reality is that kids get bored and lose interest in pets quickly, especially once the puppy has grown into an adult dog and is not as cute or as much fun anymore. What kids, and often…

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