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

The Last Word

Danny 1967-68

Last month, I decided not to renew my website, when it expires at the end of June.  So, I began to create a list of my 200+ published stories to share with you, in case there were any that you may not have read. However, I received a lot of emails and comments – asking… Continue reading The Last Word

Because

All good things must come to an end ‘because’ of something. I received a renewal notice from the website hosting company that provides me with this platform to tell my stories. I’ve been writing here for almost a decade but now find it challenging to write about happy things. And although there is a seemingly… Continue reading Because

Everyone Needs A Hero

Suzette and Danny at Vancouver Web Fest 2016

Hey, there’s a poker game I’ve been playing – where a pair always beats a royal flush. If you’ve ever played poker, you’re probably scratching your head and wondering how I could ever make such a false claim? It goes back to 2009 when I entered the hospital during the last week of my radiation… Continue reading Everyone Needs A Hero

A Moment of Fear

If hope was like the fuel gauge in a vehicle, my optimism gauge would have been almost empty when I visited my doctor a couple of months ago. Dr. Robin Wilson is one of the best doctors that I have ever had, and I have a lot of trust in him. As mentioned previously, my… Continue reading A Moment of Fear

A Smokin’ Gun

I started smoking in 1963, at the age of thirteen.  It was during my first year of high school. I started smoking because of several factors, namely: My dad and uncles all smoked.  My mom didn’t smoke, but she was exposed to second-hand smoke for most of her life. My family doctor smoked.  He always… Continue reading A Smokin’ Gun

Cold Feet, Holly, and a CT Scan

My Holly Golightly - she's a Coton de Tulear

It used to be a relatively simple thing to do – buying a pair of slippers.  Then again, a lot of stuff used to be simpler than they are nowadays.  I hate sounding like one of those old-timers who used to tell me how things were better ‘back in the day.’ But at least things… Continue reading Cold Feet, Holly, and a CT Scan

Music Calms My Spirit

I had just got home from the doctor’s office and was getting ready to go to Gastown to watch Adrienne and her band perform at the Guilt & Co pub.  Holly was making a fuss, sensing that I was leaving her again, and I almost canceled my plans.  When she looked at me, her eyes… Continue reading Music Calms My Spirit

Fingered

I don’t remember the first physical examination I had or who the doctor was – but I remember his finger.  I mean, how could I forget the two things I remember about the experience, namely: Extreme embarrassment Extreme discomfort If you’re a male, over the age of forty, you know all about the ‘finger’ exam. … Continue reading Fingered