A September Surprise

Many of the people I have known and loved over the years were born or died in September.  But September 13th is an extraordinary day – because the girl I was married to for over 40 years was born on this day. Happy birthday, Annette! Yes, we are still friends – but more like brother… Continue reading A September Surprise

Three Shiny Marbles

This morning, while listening to an audiobook by Anita Moorjani, I took a break and did a tour of one of my favorite Facebook Groups (Empath Wellbeing Protocol) and read a comment about three red marbles by Brad Parker that brought tears to my eyes. Here is what Brad wrote: I was at the corner… Continue reading Three Shiny Marbles

Doctors, Dogs, and Veterinarians

Holly at 4 months

I went for my physical exam yesterday, and I really like my new doctor. She weighed me, and I was 152 lbs. I cannot remember ever weighing less than 165 lbs. That was when I was in high school. The doctor spent a lot of time with me, and her interview was in-depth. She has… Continue reading Doctors, Dogs, and Veterinarians

Little White Lies

Spirit Drum photo by Danny

The Oxford Dictionary defines a ‘white lie’ as: a harmless or trivial lie, especially one told to avoid hurting someone’s feelings. “when I was young, I told little white lies“ Although my stories are all based on the truth, some require a little white lie(s) to avoid embarrassing or hurting another person’s feelings. And sometimes, that… Continue reading Little White Lies

Karma

At Connie's memorial a few days ago

I have always believed in the principle of Karma. It is defined in Wikipedia by the intent and actions of an individual (cause) to influence the future of that individual (effect). Most major religions have karma in their doctrines, i.e., heaven and hell and reincarnation. But I don’t always agree that individuals deserve what they… Continue reading Karma

A Crappy POETS

Yesterday, while walking in Stanley Park, near Second Beach, we witnessed a cyclist get hit by a speeding motorist. I was the first to get to the victim, a forty-four-year-old man who thankfully was wearing a safety helmet. The back of his helmet was damaged when his head hit the pavement. If he had not… Continue reading A Crappy POETS

My Last Blind Date

Recently, I wrote an almost true story about meeting a new love I had first seen as a vision at the Tiffany store in Vancouver. I have always associated Tiffany’s with love and romance, so when I first felt the rush of excitement from her email message, I over-reacted in a way only a hopeless… Continue reading My Last Blind Date

Dream Catcher

On April 20, 2021, I decided to find another dream to chase at Tiffany’s store in Vancouver. Readers of this site may recall my My Holly Golightly and Audrey Hepburn story, which I wrote in 2008 and later updated in 2012. It might surprise you to learn that I have continued to dream about Audrey… Continue reading Dream Catcher

Hands, Hugs, & Hearts

A couple of days ago, I was greeted by my gal pal, Anita, who had just pulled into the driveway. She flashed a giant smile and requested a hug from me. I did not hesitate and quickly replaced a ‘welcome smile’ with my open arms. “I never refuse an opportunity to hug a beautiful lady,”… Continue reading Hands, Hugs, & Hearts