Doctors, Dogs, and Veterinarians

Holly at 4 months

I went for my physical exam yesterday, and I really like my new doctor. She weighed me, and I was 152 lbs. I cannot remember ever weighing less than 165 lbs. That was when I was in high school. The doctor spent a lot of time with me, and her interview was in-depth. She has… Continue reading Doctors, Dogs, and Veterinarians

A Crappy POETS

Yesterday, while walking in Stanley Park, near Second Beach, we witnessed a cyclist get hit by a speeding motorist. I was the first to get to the victim, a forty-four-year-old man who thankfully was wearing a safety helmet. The back of his helmet was damaged when his head hit the pavement. If he had not… Continue reading A Crappy POETS

Dream Catcher

On April 20, 2021, I decided to find another dream to chase at Tiffany’s store in Vancouver. Readers of this site may recall my My Holly Golightly and Audrey Hepburn story, which I wrote in 2008 and later updated in 2012. It might surprise you to learn that I have continued to dream about Audrey… Continue reading Dream Catcher

A Memory Scan

You probably wonder where I have been for the past few weeks and what I have been doing. Answer:  Scanning hundreds of photographs from albums. Recently, I purchased a new printer/scanner, and I am sorting and then scanning each of the photos – one by one, to create a digital library of photos (by category).… Continue reading A Memory Scan

Just a Few Quickies

My Holly Golightly

Well, Holly’s health issues continue to increase, and the latest lab report indicates problems with her thyroid and kidneys. The vet indicated she will now require meds for these ailments and the Cushing Disease that she has had for over a year. And to make matters worse, her diarrhea is back – both yesterday and… Continue reading Just a Few Quickies

Seagulls, Beer, and Sparkplugs

Danny (1976) at the cottage

One of the first things I heard when I went outside this morning was the screeching sound of seagulls flying overhead and the smell of the ocean. In fact, it is what I see and feel every time I go outside of my new digs in White Rock. I sound like a person who has… Continue reading Seagulls, Beer, and Sparkplugs

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…

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

The Barnston Island Challenge

I often go for walks without deciding where I’m going until I leave the house.  Although this may sound impulsive, I seldom, if ever, regret my choice.  But sometimes, getting to my destination is more of a challenge than the actual walk.  And yesterday’s decision to walk on Barnston Island is a perfect example.  Let… Continue reading The Barnston Island Challenge