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

Hidden In A Pocket

Have you ever put on a sweater, coat, or pair of pants that you hadn’t worn in a long time and found a twenty-dollar bill in the pocket? Or have you been thinking of someone you hadn’t seen in ages, and then suddenly, your phone rings and that person is on the line? ******* I… Continue reading Hidden In A Pocket

The Warwick Hotel, Hookers, & Tattoos

Warwick Hotel (since demolished)

Originally published on February 22, 2012 I have two tattoos, both of which I got as a teenager in the ’60s. The night of my first tattoo was also a night of other weird and memorable ‘firsts.’  However, some historical background information for the evening would be helpful. I was fifteen years old (1965) at… Continue reading The Warwick Hotel, Hookers, & Tattoos

Court, Karaoke & the Biker Bar

Originally published February 10, 2012 Today, I am meeting my buddy Court for coffee at the Wired Monk Coffee House in Langley. Court lives on Vancouver Island but came to the Lower Mainland this week to attend a conference. Although we keep in touch by phone and email, I always enjoy the opportunity to meet… Continue reading Court, Karaoke & the Biker Bar