A Short Straw

Danny (1976) at the cottage

This morning, I was running errands around town.  And at each store, when approaching the cashier, I offered the following comment: Looks like you pulled the short straw! And each time I mentioned it, I got a puzzled look in reply. It was as though the cashiers (male and female) didn’t understand what I meant.… Continue reading A Short Straw

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

Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Seagulls, & Anchovies

On Friday, December 27, 2019, I met my buddy Norm, for our weekly coffee, at the Whitby House, in White Rock.  The place is across the street from the ocean.  It’s my favorite place to go for coffee. After we have our coffee, we usually go for a walk along the promenade to the end… Continue reading Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Seagulls, & Anchovies

A Vanilla Leaf

Danny, Darlene, and Mary Photo by Beverly

A few weeks ago, I was walking with one of my Meetup groups at the Campbell Valley Regional Park in Langley, and I noticed that one of the ladies was holding two large leaves in her hand.  I asked her about the leaves, and she told me that they were known as ‘Vanilla Leaf.’ “This… Continue reading A Vanilla Leaf

A Ghost in Campbell Valley

Although I have been living in the Vancouver area for many years, I only had a vague idea of where it was when I started on a walk this morning.  But I was determined to find the remains, if any, of the old Langley Speedway (1965 – 1984).  I know that the track should be… Continue reading A Ghost in Campbell Valley

A Thousand Words…

Yesterday, at the Blackie Spit Park in Crescent Beach, I saw something that I’ve never seen before in my life.  Fortunately, I had my cell phone camera with me to take a video of the scene.  There’s truth to the saying, ” A picture is worth a thousand words!”. When I approached the shore, I… Continue reading A Thousand Words…

White Rock Pier – after the storm

You’ve probably already seen the news coverage of Thursday’s storm destroying a middle section of the world-famous White Rock Pier, in White Rock.  In the event that you haven’t – here’s a video clip of the CTV News coverage:  White Rock Pier collapses – video And now you’re wondering how the pier looks – the day after.  Well, it just… Continue reading White Rock Pier – after the storm

A morning in LaConner

The first time I heard about LaConner, Washington, was about a year ago.  A friend had spent some time there and said that it was a ‘cool’ town.  I”ve always viewed ‘word of mouth’ testimonials to be the most accurate, as opposed to advertisements or commercials. So when I got this week’s walk schedule from… Continue reading A morning in LaConner