Shoebox Treasures, SouthPaws, Bypass Surgery, and YoYo’s

It was Friday morning, and I had just pulled into Woods Coffee in Bellingham to get a coffee for the drive to Anacortes.  The clerk who took my order noticed my necklace and said that she’d never seen a necklace made from tiny seashells before. “I recently found it in an old shoe box I… Continue reading Shoebox Treasures, SouthPaws, Bypass Surgery, and YoYo’s

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 I have 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… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!

Chasing a Dream

Back Home Again

During the Spring of 2017, I separated from a forty year marriage and began planning a new life for Holly Golightly and me.  And as much as it pains me to write about such a private matter, I wanted to be very clear about one thing – it was not because of infidelity or anything nasty… Continue reading Chasing a Dream