Growing up in the ‘50s and ‘60s was a difficult period for me, but not because I grew up in Canada – the land of the Beaver. I have always loved being Canadian, but not always in love with living here. There were many times, as a teenager, I wished that I lived in the… Continue reading A Beaver Tale
Today is Monday morning, October 26th, and the internet in my neck of the world (Langley) is not working. I planned to write a story about my twenty-year quest to brew the best cup of coffee ever (at home). It is a story that’s been percolating inside my hollow head for months, but I haven’t… Continue reading A Write to be Wrong
It was the day after my visit to Wreck Beach when it started. Holly my dog, and I were lying on the bed when I suddenly felt a ‘cold shiver.’ It was about 6:00 pm, and I usually go to bed at that time to watch television for a couple of hours. I glanced at… Continue reading Covid19 Virus or the Flu?
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
Connie MacLean and I had been friends for a couple of years before I learned one of her best-kept secrets. But I would never share her secret with anyone because I, too, had a similar secret. And when you’re forced to share your secret with another person – it is natural to want to know… Continue reading What’s In A Name?
In early January, I began a walk across Canada, and hope to arrive in St. John’s, Newfoundland by December 31, 2019. I am a member of two walking clubs; one in Vancouver (Vancouver ‘Venturers) and one in Washington State (NW Trekkers). The American Association of our clubs initiated a “Walk Across Canada” challenge for interested… Continue reading A Small World
You’ve probably already seen the news coverage of Thursday’s storm destroying a middle section of the world-famous White Rock Pier, in White Rock. In the event that you haven’t – here’s a video clip of the CTV News coverage: White Rock Pier collapses – video And now you’re wondering how the pier looks – the day after. Well, it just… Continue reading White Rock Pier – after the storm
On April 11, 2017, at 2:00 PM, I walked on the edge of the CN Tower EDGE WALK in Toronto, Ontario. It was almost the scariest thing I’ve ever done in my life! Almost! I traveled to Toronto to attend the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer – Innovative Approaches to Optimal Cancer Care in Canada conference… Continue reading Walking and Living on the EDGE
It’s early on Wednesday morning, and I am preparing Santa for his most painful official visit – to talk to the students of Nicomekl Elementary School in Langley. Visiting patients at the Cancer Centre isn’t very hard for Santa because he too, has had cancer and he knows what most of the patients are going through… Continue reading The Day that Santa cried…
Regular readers of this blog know that Holly is one of the loves of my life. She is seven years old, smart but at times, stubborn. Yesterday, that stubbornness almost led to tragedy. I had just returned from the States in the early afternoon and was getting Holly ready to go to Gail the groomer,… Continue reading Terror & Tremblin’ in Langley