Sunday, October 13, 2019

Walks With Sam

Barkley - keeping an eye out for garden squirrels.  I miss him every day.

I apologize for the lack of posts this week.  I had the biggest legal case I  was ever the "expert" technical consult on hit my desk this week and before I knew it, it was Friday.

Walks with Sam is a blog from a local Chicago writer, David Berner, a college professor here in the Windy City who has won numerous literary  awards for his memoirs and fiction novels (and rightly so, I've read all of them, and they are amazing.)  I'd bet money that David and I don't share the same politics, but one of the reasons I admire him so much is, in his writing, he looks at the world as a human being, not a political party, not an ideology, taking in all that is around him and processing people and events by how they impact the individual souls involved.  It's a view I wish more people took. It makes for reading that will touch everyone, no matter what their background or beliefs.

He has a new book coming out, which I beta read, called "Walks with Sam" which is about life lessons learned while walking his dog. I can't wait to see it in print - it's extraordinary.

Until the book is published he has his "Walks With Sam" blog.  Today, it features some of the Blogville blogs as he asked me to recommend some great dog blogs that don't feature a lot of advertising.  Time didn't allow me to include all of you, but I picked a few of my favorites and shared them.


  1. I am always looking for new blogs to read, and blogging friends too, so I hopped over to "Walks With Sam" and stayed awhile and read some of his posts. Just as I do when I visit here, I leave being a bigger fan, and looking forward to the next post.

    1. Yes, me too. I was very honored he asked me to read the "Walks with Sam" manuscript and write a cover blurb for his publisher in the UK (he lives in Chicago). It will be a great book!

  2. We stopped by and said HI! Thanks for including us in your recommend!
    Mabel & Hilda

  3. Thank you kindly for mentioning our doggie blog to your friend and fellow author. We look forward to following his writing and his posts with his doggie Sam.

  4. Walking my own Sam, I'll definitely be looking out for this book.


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