A Beaver Tale

Growing up in the ‘50s and ‘60s was a difficult period for me, but not because I grew up in Canada – the land of the Beaver. I have always loved being Canadian, but not always in love with living here. There were many times, as a teenager, I wished that I lived in the… Continue reading A Beaver Tale

A Visit to my Hometown

Back Home Again

I was finally at the hotel in Mississauga, Ontario.  But I was exhausted from the long flight from Vancouver. “Good afternoon, sir!” chirped the lady at the front desk. “Oh, uh, yes,” I stuttered. “Your name please?” “It’s St. Andrews,” I replied. It had been a long flight from Vancouver – almost six hours –… Continue reading A Visit to my Hometown

My First Pet

Old haunts...

Originally published February 24, 2012 I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love animals – particularly dogs. But the first pet that I owned wasn’t until my last year of high school in 1968/9. My family had moved from Oshawa to Georgetown that summer, but I decided to stay – because I was in… Continue reading My First Pet