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

Dear Marie

Machiko and I had just left the Pinnacle Hotel in North Vancouver after meeting for coffee and were walking down 1st Avenue, when suddenly, a woman came up to us and said: Daniel? She was wearing a mask, so I was not sure if I knew who she was. Yes, it is – but I… Continue reading Dear Marie

UFOs, UAPs, and Heat

Photo by Norm Colon

If you have been following the recent media coverage of the reported sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs), you are probably puzzled by how widespread the reports are.  There were even reported sightings in Oshawa, Ontario and Bedford, Nova Scotia! Although I have not researched the topic, I do have several observations on the subject.… Continue reading UFOs, UAPs, and Heat

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

Friends and Passersby

Richmond/Terra Nova walk (February 28, 2019) Photo by Danny

A year or two after my cancer treatments ended in 2009, I got an urge to write about my cancer. At the time, I was hopeful that I would survive cancer and live my remaining days in reasonable health. However, before starting my chemotherapy and radiation therapy, my oncologists indicated that I only had a… Continue reading Friends and Passersby

Holly’s Boo Boo

Holly Golightly hiding behind Danny

Although it was not Friday the 13th, it sure felt like it was. It used to be that Friday was a cause for celebration because it signaled the beginning of the weekend.  And kids going to school and their working parents all look forward to the best workday of the week. But after you retire,… Continue reading Holly’s Boo Boo

A Musical Interlude

Regular readers of this blog know how much I love music – and the love affair keeps growing!  And due to yesterday’s rainy weather – I decided to watch a documentary about one of my favorite bands of all time – The Band. Their songs are all classics to baby boomers – and several of… Continue reading A Musical Interlude

Under the Knife

It was after I woke up at 5:30 AM on Thursday and let Holly outside to do her business – that I felt the sharp pangs of withdrawal.  Not the type of withdrawal associated with heroin or other drugs. My addiction is coffee.  I usually have two large cups of coffee each morning, and that… Continue reading Under the Knife