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

Covers Worth Hearing

Last year, I watched a young Asian man, singing a Jim Reeves classic, which almost brought me to tears. It is a beautiful Jim Reeves song, and the cover is performed by Jajai Singsit, from North East India. His voice is a loving tribute to Jim Reeves, his idol. I posted the video last year… Continue reading Covers Worth Hearing

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

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

Is There A Doctor In The House?

August 10, 2020 at Wreck Beach

I want to begin by stating that Dr. R. Wilson, my family doctor, retired today. And although I was given lots of written notice of his retirement, I have not been able to get another doctor here in White Rock. But I am not complaining. There are many provinces in Canada with the same problem… Continue reading Is There A Doctor In The House?