A Memory Scan

You probably wonder where I have been for the past few weeks and what I have been doing. Answer:  Scanning hundreds of photographs from albums. Recently, I purchased a new printer/scanner, and I am sorting and then scanning each of the photos – one by one, to create a digital library of photos (by category).… Continue reading A Memory Scan

Dear Marie

Machiko and I had just left the Pinnacle Hotel in North Vancouver after meeting for coffee and were walking down 1st Avenue, when suddenly, a woman came up to us and said: Daniel? She was wearing a mask, so I was not sure if I knew who she was. Yes, it is – but I… Continue reading Dear Marie

Just a Few Quickies

My Holly Golightly

Well, Holly’s health issues continue to increase, and the latest lab report indicates problems with her thyroid and kidneys. The vet indicated she will now require meds for these ailments and the Cushing Disease that she has had for over a year. And to make matters worse, her diarrhea is back – both yesterday and… Continue reading Just a Few Quickies

Seagulls, Beer, and Sparkplugs

Danny (1976) at the cottage

One of the first things I heard when I went outside this morning was the screeching sound of seagulls flying overhead and the smell of the ocean. In fact, it is what I see and feel every time I go outside of my new digs in White Rock. I sound like a person who has… Continue reading Seagulls, Beer, and Sparkplugs

Friends and Passersby

Richmond/Terra Nova walk (February 28, 2019) Photo by Danny

A year or two after my cancer treatments ended in 2009, I got an urge to write about my cancer. At the time, I was hopeful that I would survive cancer and live my remaining days in reasonable health. However, before starting my chemotherapy and radiation therapy, my oncologists indicated that I only had a… Continue reading Friends and Passersby

Helmets, Dogs, and Orchids

Last night, before I went to bed, I briefly talked with my two new orchids. I told them to get acquainted with each other and try to like each other, despite the difference in their color. I felt kind of silly, but several friends told me that orchids require lots of love and attention.  And… Continue reading Helmets, Dogs, and Orchids

Under the Knife

It was after I woke up at 5:30 AM on Thursday and let Holly outside to do her business – that I felt the sharp pangs of withdrawal.  Not the type of withdrawal associated with heroin or other drugs. My addiction is coffee.  I usually have two large cups of coffee each morning, and that… Continue reading Under the Knife

One more sleep…

Danny (Sept 1967)

I was watching a television special on Marvin Gaye.  In the ’60s, he was my favorite singer.  It seemed every singer I liked in those days died too young.  Favorites included Marvin Gaye, Janis Joplin, Jim Croce, Jimi Hendrix, Patsy Cline, Sam Cooke, Jim Morrison, Bobby Darin, and Cass Elliott. I used to think that… Continue reading One more sleep…

Want, Wanted, and Wanting

There are three wants in life: want wanted and wanting.  But you already knew that – so let me explain why I am writing a post about them. Want When you need something – it is a want.  It does not matter what it costs, and it does not matter if you can afford to buy it… Continue reading Want, Wanted, and Wanting

Four Versions

I have always loved music. I like most genres, except for opera – which I don’t understand.  Obviously, the artists are exceptionally talented, but I don’t enjoy that type of music. And learning the words to my favorite songs is something that I’ve always done, ever since first listening to music on a $6 transistor… Continue reading Four Versions