My Last Blind Date

Recently, I wrote an almost true story about meeting a new love I had first seen as a vision at the Tiffany store in Vancouver. I have always associated Tiffany’s with love and romance, so when I first felt the rush of excitement from her email message, I over-reacted in a way only a hopeless… Continue reading My Last Blind Date

Hands, Hugs, & Hearts

A couple of days ago, I was greeted by my gal pal, Anita, who had just pulled into the driveway. She flashed a giant smile and requested a hug from me. I did not hesitate and quickly replaced a ‘welcome smile’ with my open arms. “I never refuse an opportunity to hug a beautiful lady,”… Continue reading Hands, Hugs, & Hearts

Soul Medicine

This morning, I got an email from my buddy Robert.  It contained an animal video that absolutely surprised and delighted me. At first, I thought about sharing the video with my friends by email or social media.  But I wanted to share the video with a larger audience:  with you, my readers. After I viewed… Continue reading Soul Medicine

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

Seventy Years Ago

Ma and me at the house I grew up in. (circa 1951)

On January 8th, seventy years ago, at precisely 10:30 in the morning, a scream of joy erupted from my tiny mouth as I gasped my first breath of life. I don’t know if I was a planned addition to the St. Andrews clan or not, but I always felt loved by my mom. My dad… Continue reading Seventy Years Ago

Why I Hug You

Okay, so maybe I haven’t hugged you (yet).    But here are a few of the reasons why I hug people, dogs, cats, horses, cows, and even the rare, elusive, flying squirrel that I sometimes see in my backyard (although not since I stopped mixing Scotch with Orange Juice). Editor’s Note:  Danny doesn’t drink alcohol… Continue reading Why I Hug You

Forever & Ever

Originally published February 14, 2012 Several of my previous blogs have been stories that included either my Mom, Dad, or both.  Although they are no longer living (Dad passed in 2001 & Mom passed in 2010), they are still very much alive in both my heart and mind.  The heartache never goes away – and it shouldn’t.… Continue reading Forever & Ever