Anne Leonard

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Life at the lodge

Andy and Sauks have been trapped in a single room since Wednesday of last week. This coincides with nine straight days of cooking and cleaning on my part, with one more to go. Andy is getting fat and Sauks and I are getting fatter. That’s the bad news. The good news is I’ve gotten a…

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My first (and hopefully not last) book signing

Okay, I was nervous. But the ice broke when I stepped outside to take a photo of my name on the venue and talked a couple walking by into buying my book. I sold some books. Saw many photos of other people’s cats. Heard more than a few lovely cat stories, some sad, some uplifting.…

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Gearing up toward that book signing

I am back in Albuquerque, getting ready to head out for a short hike. Toward that purpose, I booked an Airbnb on the eastern edge of the city. Today, I check into the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town. Took a short walk last night to watch the sun set. Also, fittingly enough given I’m here…

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Holidays in the South

I’m sitting outside at a Starbucks in Sugar Land, remembering that there are reasons I still love the flat, swampy Texas Gulf Coast, namely its balmy winter weather. After more than four months in the dry, dry Southwest, the humidity — which is unbearable in the summer — feels quite nice. I’m preparing for the…

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