Franco, the Golden Doodle needs your help Hello everyone who had been following this blog for my best-selling book, WALKS WITH SAM. I am reactivating this site for a short bit to ask for your help and to SHARE this story wherever you can. My son's dog is quite sick. Had to have emergency surgery … Continue reading Help Franco the Dog
This blog is a best-selling book.
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WALKS WITH SAM is now a best-selling book.
From ROUNDFIRE BOOKS, John Hunt Publishing, UK BUY IT HERE Praise for WALKS WITH SAM . . . Publishers Weekly: "Berner's plainspoken manner reveals moments of true enlightenment. Dog lovers and spiritualists will adore this." … Continue reading WALKS WITH SAM is now a best-selling book.
Closing in. Not closing down.
It's snowing outside Chicago. Some of it sticking, but not staying long. It's fleeting. Gray. Chilly. And temporary. Temporary like autumn. Cold like the November air. And it is close. It's right . . . over . . .there. The heavy breath of winter can be felt on the back of the neck, and even … Continue reading Closing in. Not closing down.
Bring Your Pet to the Book Launch
Sam's book is officially out on September 1, 2020. Come celebrate on Zoom. In these unusual times, you have to consider unusual ways to launch a book. So, on September 13 at 6:30pm, CT, Sam is having a big Zoom party and broadcasting live on Instagram. We will officially launch Walks with Sam, and we … Continue reading Bring Your Pet to the Book Launch
Reading to Sam
A few days ago, my wife and I—masked up and social distancing—strolled into a wonderful bookshop in a small river town in the far west suburbs of Chicago. It was our little respite under the current conditions, a safe getaway with plenty of hand sanitizer to go around. Harvey's Tales in Geneva, Illinois is named … Continue reading Reading to Sam
Happy . . . 53rd?!!
It's Sam's birthday today. She's 4. Happy day, Sam. But, you are much older than I thought. Leslie and Sam New studies show that we have been calculating dog-years all wrong all this time. That one-year-equals-seven is not correct. Far too simple, it seems. A new study from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine published … Continue reading Happy . . . 53rd?!!
The Excitement is Far Too Much
We are two months away from the release of my latest book, Walk with Sam: A Man, a Dog, and a Season of Awakening. Early reviews from Publisher's Weekly and NetGalley have been more than positive. That's so nice to see and, yes, I am thrilled, but Sam . . . well . . . … Continue reading The Excitement is Far Too Much
Working from Home is for the Dogs
As many of us have come to find out, working from home is not as simple or as appealing as we first believed it would be. We can drop in some laundry, do some gardening, take morning coffee on the deck, go off on a midday neighborhood walk. But the reality is we are tethered … Continue reading Working from Home is for the Dogs
Almost Cut My Hair (Oh wait, they did!)
Almost cut my hair It happened just the other day It was gettin' kind of long Could-a said it was in my way —David Crosby, "Almost Cut My Hair" David Crosby may have been more of a cat guy, at least back in the day. But today he lives in rural California and reportedly has … Continue reading Almost Cut My Hair (Oh wait, they did!)