A Hasty Retreat

Rivendell Retreat on Bowen Island, BC

Today, I am leaving for three days of quiet and solitude at a spiritual retreat on a nearby Bowen Island mountain top. Although I no longer search for answers to questions that evaded me for most of my life – my spiritual growth and well-being have always been important. The retreat will allow me to… Continue reading A Hasty Retreat

From Me to You

One of my special gal pals - Nurse Donna M. We share a love of music! And Santa says if he wasn't so old and if Donna wasn't so fussy... LOL

It’s almost Christmas, and I’ve been rushing around to see as many of my friends as possible.  But it will be impossible to see everyone before Saint Nick arrives on Wednesday.  So, I decided to post some photos and video clips about some of them.  I’ll be adding stuff each day, so come back often… Continue reading From Me to You

A Fallow State

Two weeks ago, I met the singer of a local country/folk band at an unlikely venue.  But before you rush to ask about her, you might want first to learn how we met. If you’re an actor, living in Vancouver, you’ve probably heard of the ‘standardized client’ program at the University of British Columbia.  In… Continue reading A Fallow State

Guemes and Me

Guemes Mountain March 22, 2019 Photo by Danny

On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, I fell in love – minutes after my friend Tim Fisher pointed her out to me. We had all gathered at Volunteer Park, in Anacortes, Washington on a picture-perfect day, to do a ‘workers’ walk’ for an upcoming NW Trekkers Walking Club event on an island in Skagit County. And… Continue reading Guemes and Me

A ‘Nooner’ at the Nat

There was a time, some sixty years ago, that I believed that most families had lives like the Cleaver family, of Leave It To Beaver fame.  Mrs. Cleaver would often be seen vacuuming the floor in her dress and ‘high heels’ wearing a pearl necklace and full-makeup.  And Mr. Cleaver, mostly wore suits and ties,… Continue reading A ‘Nooner’ at the Nat

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

Dying Embers of Summer

I’ve heard that one of the perks of being a grandfather is babysitting – except for when the occasion includes changing a diaper.  It’s not that men CAN’T perform this necessary ritual – it’s just that they’re afraid of pinning the diaper to the baby’s skin!  And that’s why they wait until after the child is… Continue reading Dying Embers of Summer

Last Night’s Awesome Concert

There aren’t many singers still alive or rock bands together that I currently have on my bucket list to see live in concert, but Reginald Kenneth Dwight was definitely on the top of the list. So having a great seat at last night’s show at Rogers Arena in Vancouver was excellent! I had already graduated… Continue reading Last Night’s Awesome Concert

A Blind Dog in Winnipeg

I was going through some rapid memory flashes when my brain stopped at an event that occurred one night in Winnipeg about ten years ago. It was during my tenure as Western Regional Sales Manager, and I had just spent the day visiting customers with one of my district managers, who we had nicknamed Spanky.… Continue reading A Blind Dog in Winnipeg

Happy Birthday Alice

It’s Alice’s birthday today.  Alice is my sister-in-law and I love her very much.  She saved my brother Randy’s life about a dozen years ago when they were both single.  It’s a long story but he was very sick and had been mis-diagnosed by the witch doctors in the city of Mr. and Mrs. Auga.… Continue reading Happy Birthday Alice