This was the first year that I did not go to the police station to get my fingerprints taken, as I do each year, to confirm that I do not have a criminal record and that allows me, as Santa Claus, to show parents and others responsible for children’s welfare, that their charges are safe… Continue reading A Long Sentence
For any old-timers reading this blog: Do you remember the Poppy Family? Not to be confused with the Partridge Family, Modern Family, or All In The Family, the Poppy Family was a Canadian band that had a few hits in the Sixties. I was never a huge fan, but I did buy one of their… Continue reading Which Way You Goin’, Danny?
A few days ago, I received an email from my friends, Reg and Leslie Dutton. They had sent me a beautiful Christmas card in the mail; so, I assumed it was either an esoteric, happy new year or happy birthday message because the Subject line read: Happy Goats! A quick look didn’t reveal a message,… Continue reading A Happy Goats’ Day
In 2009, I was diagnosed with stage 3 throat cancer and given only a 40% chance of surviving. Not knowing how much time I had left and the fact that I hadn’t celebrated Christmas for many years – I wanted to see if I could get that same holiday spirit that I used to get when I… Continue reading Notes from the North Pole
It was already 9:00 o’clock in the morning and Holly Golightly and I were still in bed. “Today is January 1st” I thought, “the first day of a ka-zillion New Year’s resolutions made by a ka-zillion optimists.” And although I was trying hard to be one of the ka-zillion optimists, I wasn’t convinced that I… Continue reading My New Year’s resolution