‘Tilde’ Category

Poems in honor of Tilde’s Bear

Last night Tilde sat, erect, in front of the screen door, staring intently out at the meadow behind our house. I opened the door, she scampered out and stood, growling and barking…at a bear!  In honor of her bear sighting–the second one since she’s lived with us–we’ve composed some haiku. (Say…do you suppose haiku composition […]

Gleaning: A Dog’s Guide

Guest Column by Tilde Heldke-O’Connor Most of you reading this know me as the pretty face whose picture appears with some regularity in this blog. What you may not know about me is that I also have a passionate interest in food. Because of my passion, I asked Lisa if I might have a few […]

The Hazards of Aging, or: Dog is My Copilot

I recently drove halfway across the country in the company of Tilde the Wonder Dog. Equipping ourselves with a book on CD and a lot of food podcasts, the two of us had a splendid time enjoying the visual and olfactory splendors of the countryside between Minnesota and Maine. A dog like Tilde is a […]

This is almost about Benedict Arnold

Tilde the dog and I recently trekked cross country to join my co-editor at our summer digs in Maine. We took a detour to visit Barb the Brief and the Web Guy, in Red Hook, New York. While trekking down Route 9, I was disappointed to find the Benedict Arnold House[1] closed for the day. […]

Mussel Bound

Readers of #25 found a tantalizing paragraph or two about Lisa’s adventures with a mussel. Here is the piece in its entirety…. I am, it appears, a situational mussel eater, just in the way that other people are social smokers, or contexual drinkers.[1] Give me the right situation-say, a glass of Riptide Red and a […]

Phil on Hol #25 available here!

Philosophers on Holiday, issue 25 is hot off the press! Download your copy and print it off, for bedtime reading. You’ll want to catch every article in this Phoenix edition, the first the travelin’ phil duo has produced in four years!