Covers Worth Hearing

Last year, I watched an Asian young 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

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

Another POETS Acronym

Regular readers of this site are already familiar with my original POETS acronym story – Piss On Everything Tomorrow’s Saturday! It was something to remember on Fridays – especially the Fridays that were not going well. Essentially, it gave hope that tomorrow will be a better day. But today, my Holly Golightly gave a new… Continue reading Another POETS Acronym

Holly’s Boo Boo

Holly Golightly hiding behind Danny

Although it was not Friday the 13th, it sure felt like it was. It used to be that Friday was a cause for celebration because it signaled the beginning of the weekend.  And kids going to school and their working parents all look forward to the best workday of the week. But after you retire,… Continue reading Holly’s Boo Boo

In Isolation

On Sunday morning, I drove to a Covid 19 test facility to get tested for the virus.  It is a pre-op requirement that had to be done before my surgery, scheduled for this Thursday. Although I have had several operations during my lifetime – the last was when I had my gall bladder removed in… Continue reading In Isolation

Want, Wanted, and Wanting

There are three wants in life: want wanted and wanting.  But you already knew that – so let me explain why I am writing a post about them. Want When you need something – it is a want.  It does not matter what it costs, and it does not matter if you can afford to buy it… Continue reading Want, Wanted, and Wanting

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

A Long Sentence

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

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