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Moonshine in the Maritimes – The Final Chapter

Readers of this blog will remember my original Moonshine in the Maritimes posting from November 8, 2016 –  a blog that was both painful to write and impossible for me to complete a final chapter. But all of that changed this morning, and now my heart is racing, and my legs are shaking, and I can’t […]

Dying Embers of Summer

I’m told that one of the perks of being a grandfather is babysitting – except for when the occasion includes changing a diaper.  It’s not that men CAN’T perform this necessary ritual – it’s just that they’re afraid of pinning the diaper to the baby’s skin!  And that’s why they wait until after the child is […]

Last Night’s Awesome Concert

  There aren’t many singers still alive or rock bands still together that I currently have on my bucket list to see live in concert but Reginald Kenneth Dwight was definitely on the top of the list. So having a great seat at last night’s concert at Rogers Arena in Vancouver was awesome! I had […]

A Blind Dog in Winnipeg

I was just going through some rapid memory flashes when my brain stopped at an event that occured one night in Winnipeg about 10 years ago.  It was during my tenure as Western Regional Sales Manager and I had just spent the day visiting customers with one of my district managers, who we had nicknamed […]

Once in a Blue Moon

Originally published September 1, 2012 It’s not often that you learn something new every day, or at least that’s how it seems when you’re traveling through life in the fast lane.  And that’s because living in that fast lane becomes so complicated, that you don’t have time to think about anything but the priorities that you’ve programmed into the […]

The Beach Boys concert at the PNE

I remember first hearing The Beach Boys on the radio when I was 12 years old (1962) and they instantly became my favourite band.  Their sound was totally different than existing bands and the lyrics to their songs made you want to move to California, or at the very least learn how to surf.  Unfortunately, […]

A Smile, Nod or Wink in White Rock

Originally published May 16, 2012 Usually, I go for my walks on the Promenade at the beach in White Rock.  There are a number of reasons why I walk there instead of in my own neighborhood: Numerous public washrooms  Spectacular views of:Challenging – 2.8 miles  Ocean Mt.  Baker & other mountains Vancouver Island & Gulf […]

The Bald Stalker

Originally published April 17, 2012 It was during my daily walk on The Promenade in White Rock last week that I first became aware that I was being stalked.   At first, I dismissed the notion as silly – besides, I thought, “Why would anyone want to stalk me?”   But every day, it’s the same thing – […]

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