A September Surprise

Many of the people I have known and loved over the years were born or died in September.  But September 13th is an extraordinary day – because the girl I was married to for over 40 years was born on this day. Happy birthday, Annette! Yes, we are still friends – but more like brother… Continue reading A September Surprise

Three Shiny Marbles

This morning, while listening to an audiobook by Anita Moorjani, I took a break and did a tour of one of my favorite Facebook Groups (Empath Wellbeing Protocol) and read a comment about three red marbles by Brad Parker that brought tears to my eyes. Here is what Brad wrote: I was at the corner… Continue reading Three Shiny Marbles

Little White Lies

Spirit Drum photo by Danny

The Oxford Dictionary defines a ‘white lie’ as: a harmless or trivial lie, especially one told to avoid hurting someone’s feelings. “when I was young, I told little white lies“ Although my stories are all based on the truth, some require a little white lie(s) to avoid embarrassing or hurting another person’s feelings. And sometimes, that… Continue reading Little White Lies

Karma

At Connie's memorial a few days ago

I have always believed in the principle of Karma. It is defined in Wikipedia by the intent and actions of an individual (cause) to influence the future of that individual (effect). Most major religions have karma in their doctrines, i.e., heaven and hell and reincarnation. But I don’t always agree that individuals deserve what they… Continue reading Karma

A Horny Lady

I am guessing that it was the title that got your attention.  But if you were expecting a hot and tantalizing story about a horny lady I once knew – I am sorry to disappoint you. I have been swamped these past few weeks, and yesterday, my back hurt so much, I decided to remain… Continue reading A Horny Lady

A Very Happy Thanksgiving Day

Before I begin my Thanksgiving Day story, I want to announce a very special friend’s 81st birthday today. It’s ironic that my buddy Norm Colon (the southern Norm), gets to celebrate three special occasions today – because he lives in the USA and they celebrate Columbus Day.  Their Thanksgiving Day isn’t until next month. So,… Continue reading A Very Happy Thanksgiving Day

Dear Connie has Passed Away

Connie & Danny on a Mothers Day walk 2018

This morning, my dear friend Connie MacLean passed away peacefully. I kept her illness confidential at her request, although her closest friends knew of her illness these past several months.  Ralph, her son, called me to give the sad news.  I told him that I wanted to write a story about her but would need… Continue reading Dear Connie has Passed Away

Moonshine in the Maritimes – The Final Chapter

Danny & Ruth during her September 2015 visit to Vancouver.

Readers of this blog will remember my original Moonshine in the Maritimes story from November 8, 2016 –  a blog that was both painful to write and impossible for me to complete the final chapter. But all of that changed this morning. And now my heart is racing, and my legs are shaking in excitement. The… Continue reading Moonshine in the Maritimes – The Final Chapter