A September Surprise

Many of the people I have known and loved over the years were born or died in September.  But September 13th is an extraordinary day – because the girl I was married to for over 40 years was born on this day. Happy birthday, Annette! Yes, we are still friends – but more like brother… Continue reading A September Surprise

A Crappy POETS

Yesterday, while walking in Stanley Park, near Second Beach, we witnessed a cyclist get hit by a speeding motorist. I was the first to get to the victim, a forty-four-year-old man who thankfully was wearing a safety helmet. The back of his helmet was damaged when his head hit the pavement. If he had not… Continue reading A Crappy POETS

News – Live at Five

A couple of weeks ago, I decided that I wouldn’t watch or listen to the news anymore. Now, I don’t want to sound like I don’t care about what’s happening in the world – because I do!  But if there is such a thing as having an addiction to following the news – I was… Continue reading News – Live at Five

A Happy Goats’ Day

Image by WhatsYourName.com

A few days ago, I received an email from my friends, Reg and Leslie Dutton.  They had sent me a beautiful Christmas card in the mail; so, I assumed it was either an esoteric, happy new year or happy birthday message because the Subject line read:  Happy Goats! A quick look didn’t reveal a message,… Continue reading A Happy Goats’ Day

The Lost Mustache Walk

It’s been a week since I lost my mustache and I’m not sure if I’ll ever find it again.  It’s only happened twice before in the last fifty-two years.  But I feel naked without it and haven’t had the nerve to venture out in public.  I mean, who likes to be embarrassed? Last Monday, I… Continue reading The Lost Mustache Walk

Happy Mother’s Day!

Connie and Ralph

Yesterday, I went for a walk in Gates Park, Port Coquitlam, and enjoyed the weather and the great friends in the Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Walking Club. But I was tired and figured that I’d pass on the Sunday walk in Stanley Park. But Holly woke me up at 2:30 AM this morning to let her… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!