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

Because

All good things must come to an end ‘because’ of something. I received a renewal notice from the website hosting company that provides me with this platform to tell my stories. I’ve been writing here for almost a decade but now find it a challenge to write about happy things. And although there is a… Continue reading Because

Today, Santa Danny Cried

Santa Danny

Today is Christmas Eve, and I went to the cancer center in Surrey, BC.  I was treated there ten years ago and volunteered for almost five years.  I had a suitcase on wheels that contained my Santa Claus outfit; Santa shouldn’t ever be driving around in a car, because kids who still believe in Santa,… Continue reading Today, Santa Danny Cried

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

Another Christmas Miracle

Tony 'n Tina's Wedding Show 2009

Ever know or meet someone, who then becomes famous?  I have.  But that isn’t what my Christmas Miracle story is about. I once auditioned for a short film produced and directed by Drew Scott, a local actor/real estate salesman/producer. It was before I had cancer and was quite a bit heavier than I am now.  But… Continue reading Another Christmas Miracle

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

Not a creature was stirring…

Santa in the Chemo Room Dec 24 2012

Originally published on December 24, 2012 It was the morning of Christmas Eve, and once again, it didn’t feel like Christmas. It had been years since I last celebrated Christmas – but I remember it well. It was in 1983 at my parents’ place in Midland, Ontario. My family always got together to celebrate Christmas… Continue reading Not a creature was stirring…