Welcome to the online, dust bunny-free cyber home of blogger and writer Joanne Brokaw, where nothing is organized, your cup of tea comes with a side of dog hair, and nobody cares if you track muddy paw prints across the kitchen floor. It's a mess .. but hey, life is messy business. That's what makes it fun!
What The Dog Said is here!
Life is messy business, and that's just fine with humor columnist Joanne Brokaw. In this collection of columns, join Joanne as she muses on life's ups, downs, and inbetweens, taking readers on a journey filled with laughter, dog hair, a few tears ... and even a few pieces penned by Bandit, her blogging Border Collie.
What The Dog Said is available now - click here to learn how you can purchase the book.
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The Be Nice Project
Ever since I went on a mission trip to Mexico in 2003, I've been trying to write a book about how to love your neighbors. But I kept hitting roadblocks. Then I finally figured out the problem: I'm not very nice.
Well, that's about to change. Join me and my merry band of misfits as we try to be nice in 2014. Yup, we're going to be nice for a whole year. If we don't succeed, at least we'll have had an adventure. Learn more about The Be Nice Project.
Snapshots from The Funny Farm
For many years, I covered entertainment, pop culture and religion for dozens of newspapers, magazines and websites in the U.S. and Canada. A few years ago, I detoured from that path to start studying and writing about dogs, history and my family tree. Through it all, the thing that's tied together my work has been my dogs. Whether I've been writing about them, writing with them lying on my feet, listening to them bark while I pen my next column, or wandering around a cemetery with them while I try to come up with story ideas, just about everything I do is influenced by animals. Here are some snapshots of life with the pups.
(Just a reminder: all photos are (c) Joanne Brokaw; don't use without permission)
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Book Signings & Events
Sunday, January 19, 2014
7 Schoen Place
Pittsford, NY 14534
585 381 9990
2 PM - 4 PM
A portion of the proceeds from books sold at the event will go to Rochester Hope For Pets
Bandit's schedule permitting, he MAY make an appearance at this event
** the book will also be on sale here all the time **
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Friday, January 31, 2014
Book Release Party & Happy Hour
to Benefit Rochester Hope For Pets
McGraw's Irish Pub
146 W. Commercial Street
East Rochester, NY 14445
585 348 9091
6 PM- 8 PM
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/637943252913895/?ref=22
A portion of the proceeds from books sold at the event will go to Rochester Hope For Pets; there will be a raffle and music and more fun than humans should be allowed to have.
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Humor columnist and award-winning freelance writer Joanne Brokaw spends her days dreaming of things she’d like to do but probably never will - like swimming with dolphins, cleaning the attic, and someday overcoming the trauma of elementary school picture day. She lives in Western NY with two dogs, a cat, six chickens and one very patient husband. Check out her new blog or visit visit her blog archives.
My name is Bandit. I'm a dog. I do dog stuff and then I write about it. Read my new blog!! Or if you are very bored, you can visit my old blog.