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

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

Now I Know…

My new bike (used)

I Now Know… That the Covid19 pandemic created a new market for the manufacturers of plastic dividers for social distancing. That many stores now offer a store pickup option.  You order online and then drive to the store to pick up the item(s).  There is no need to walk through the store looking for the… Continue reading Now I Know…

Yesterday

I awoke up at 3:00 am yesterday and was as excited as a kid in a candy store with empty pockets and no money! But I could not understand why I felt so down. I usually am up between 3:45 and 4:30 am – which may seem too early for most – but I go… Continue reading Yesterday

Needles and Pins

You would think that after eleven years, I would not be nervous about seeing the doctor, but I guess it’s just my mind fighting with my heart and leaving my body feeling like being pricked by ‘pins and needles.’ But that’s not until this afternoon at 2:00. Until then, I plan to go for a… Continue reading Needles and Pins

A Hasty Retreat

Rivendell Retreat on Bowen Island, BC

Today, I am leaving for three days of quiet and solitude at a spiritual retreat on a nearby Bowen Island mountain top. Although I no longer search for answers to questions that evaded me for most of my life – my spiritual growth and well-being have always been important. The retreat will allow me to… Continue reading A Hasty Retreat

A POETS Kind of Day

POETS (Piss On Everything Tomorrow’s Saturday).  It was early Friday morning when her wet lick on my lips woke me. My dog Holly Golightly is almost deaf, and she’s slowing down.  I didn’t feel much like getting up, but it’s either Holly or Mother Nature waking me at 4:00 am each morning, so I grumbled… Continue reading A POETS Kind of Day

A Nude Wreck on Wreck Beach

August 10, 2020 at Wreck Beach

August 10, 2020 I hope you aren’t offended by my photo. I spent the day sunbathing in the nude for the first time in my life at the world-famous Wreck Beach in Vancouver, BC. But I wasn’t alone – there were several hundred sun worshippers of all ages scattered along the 7.8 km beach. I’m… Continue reading A Nude Wreck on Wreck Beach

Footsteps to Remember

A few years ago, some friends and I walked around Burnaby Lake and came across a gaggle of geese. I’m not sure who told me that a group or flock of geese is called a gaggle, but it was probably my gal pal, Agnes.  She’s one of the smartest people I know – and I… Continue reading Footsteps to Remember