Empty Sidewalks on Tobacco Road

Home where Danny was born and raised

This is a continuation of a previously published story that I wrote in 2012.  Please read The Summer of ’66 before reading this story; otherwise, it won’t make much sense.  Thanks! ~ Hugs, Danny The road to Tobacco Road had sidewalks, but there were none on Vittoria Road – or at least, none on the… Continue reading Empty Sidewalks on Tobacco Road

A Write to be Wrong

Today is Monday morning, October 26th, and the internet in my neck of the world (Langley) is not working. I planned to write a story about my twenty-year quest to brew the best cup of coffee ever (at home). It is a story that’s been percolating inside my hollow head for months, but I haven’t… Continue reading A Write to be Wrong

Saturday on the Sunshine Coast

About three weeks ago, Sannie and I planned a day trip to the Sunshine Coast and had a reservation for the 7:30 am ferry to Langdale.  We needed to be at the ferry terminal at Horseshoe Bay by 7:00 am, so I was at her place at 5:30 yesterday morning to pick her up. I… Continue reading Saturday on the Sunshine Coast

Happy Independence Day

Although I’m Canadian, I want to wish my large circle of friends in the United States, a very Happy Independence Day. Holly’s friend Colby, who’s a rescue dog from the States, sent this beautiful video of an assortment of fireworks.  My favorite is the last one – what’s yours? (Thanks, Colby, Denise, and Al –… Continue reading Happy Independence Day

Musical Fruit

Home where Danny was born and raised

Beans, beans, the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more you toot, the more you toot, the better you feel, so, eat your beans at every meal!  That was a poem that every kid learned as a rite of passage.  Actually, I’m referring to boys, not girls. Passing gas, passing wind, and tooting are… Continue reading Musical Fruit

About Face!

Last weekend began like most other holiday weekends with one exception; the right side of my face appeared to be swollen.  The swelling was on my lower jaw, where I had a tooth extracted two years ago. An oral surgeon extracted the tooth because the area of the extraction is where the radiation field was. … Continue reading About Face!

Dear Uncle Sam

Although I haven’t been watching the news for a couple of months, I decided to watch a coronavirus update on television.  I was alarmed at how quickly the virus is spreading and the number of people who’ve died already in Europe, China, and the USA. On Friday alone, more than 400 people passed in the… Continue reading Dear Uncle Sam

News – Live at Five

A couple of weeks ago, I decided that I wouldn’t watch or listen to the news anymore.  Now, I don’t want to sound like I don’t care about what’s happening in the world – because I do!  But if there is such a thing as having an addiction to following the news – I was… Continue reading News – Live at Five

The Lemons-to-Lemonade Sagas

Danny (Sept 1967)

The first of the lemons-to-lemonade sagas is about comedian Dave Chappelle.  He used to have a popular television show, but he quit it in 2006 and wandered in the standup wilderness for about fourteen years.  Some of his critics rejoiced at his absence from the world of television comedy but not his fans.  We patiently… Continue reading The Lemons-to-Lemonade Sagas