An Accidental Artist

Jeffrey Owen Hanson (1993-2020)

Several months ago, I watched a news story about a legally-blind young man, who was really amazing.  He is an accidental artist, and although I am not an authority on art, his art inspires me. And here’s why. Jeff Hanson was born on September 30, 1993, with a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis and then became visually… Continue reading An Accidental Artist

Needles and Pins

You would think that after eleven years, I would not be nervous about seeing the doctor, but I guess it’s just my mind fighting with my heart and leaving my body feeling like being pricked by ‘pins and needles.’ But that’s not until this afternoon at 2:00. Until then, I plan to go for a… Continue reading Needles and Pins

A Hasty Retreat

Rivendell Retreat on Bowen Island, BC

Today, I am leaving for three days of quiet and solitude at a spiritual retreat on a nearby Bowen Island mountain top. Although I no longer search for answers to questions that evaded me for most of my life – my spiritual growth and well-being have always been important. The retreat will allow me to… Continue reading A Hasty Retreat

Covid19 Virus or the Flu?

Photo by Norm Colon

It was the day after my visit to Wreck Beach when it started.  Holly my dog, and I were lying on the bed when I suddenly felt a ‘cold shiver.’  It was about 6:00 pm, and I usually go to bed at that time to watch television for a couple of hours. I glanced at… Continue reading Covid19 Virus or the Flu?

Everyone Needs A Hero

Suzette and Danny at Vancouver Web Fest 2016

Hey, there’s a poker game I’ve been playing – where a pair always beats a royal flush. If you’ve ever played poker, you’re probably scratching your head and wondering how I could ever make such a false claim? It goes back to 2009 when I entered the hospital during the last week of my radiation… Continue reading Everyone Needs A Hero

News of the Day

In early February, I stopped following the news of the day because I was getting stressed out from all of the doom and gloom. I used to watch the news all of the time, and if I were in the car, I’d listen to an all-news channel.  And then, suddenly, I had a brain fart… Continue reading News of the Day

Cold Feet, Holly, and a CT Scan

My Holly Golightly - she's a Coton de Tulear

It used to be a relatively simple thing to do – buying a pair of slippers.  Then again, a lot of stuff used to be simpler than they are nowadays.  I hate sounding like one of those old-timers who used to tell me how things were better ‘back in the day.’ But at least things… Continue reading Cold Feet, Holly, and a CT Scan

Fingered

I don’t remember the first physical examination I had or who the doctor was – but I remember his finger.  I mean, how could I forget the two things I remember about the experience, namely: Extreme embarrassment Extreme discomfort If you’re a male, over the age of forty, you know all about the ‘finger’ exam. … Continue reading Fingered

My Weak End

I had been fighting a nasty chest cold and had to miss a number of my hyperbaric oxygen therapy sessions this past week.  The last place I wanted to be was inside a pressurized chamber when my head and chest were so congested. But today, I was feeling much better and looked forward to going… Continue reading My Weak End