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

Want, Wanted, and Wanting

There are three wants in life: want wanted and wanting.  But you already knew that – so let me explain why I am writing a post about them. Want When you need something – it is a want.  It does not matter what it costs, and it does not matter if you can afford to buy it… Continue reading Want, Wanted, and Wanting

Yesterday

I awoke up at 3:00 am yesterday and was as excited as a kid in a candy store with empty pockets and no money! But I could not understand why I felt so down. I usually am up between 3:45 and 4:30 am – which may seem too early for most – but I go… Continue reading Yesterday

Soul Medicine

This morning, I got an email from my buddy Robert.  It contained an animal video that absolutely surprised and delighted me. At first, I thought about sharing the video with my friends by email or social media.  But I wanted to share the video with a larger audience:  with you, my readers. After I viewed… Continue reading Soul Medicine

A Last Goodbye

In February 2018, I wrote my Chasing a Dream story. In the story, I announced that I was separated from my wife Annette, after over forty years of being together. I do not like writing about very personal issues, especially because Annette is a very private person. However, we decided to stay in the home… Continue reading A Last Goodbye

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

A Coffee Break

I have always loved waking up to the smell of freshly-brewed coffee in the morning. And there is always an energy boost from the caffeine to kick start my day. It leaves me with the feeling that an extraordinary person has just hugged me – and that makes me smile because I know it is… Continue reading A Coffee Break

A Short Straw

Danny (1976) at the cottage

This morning, I was running errands around town.  And at each store, when approaching the cashier, I offered the following comment: Looks like you pulled the short straw! And each time I mentioned it, I got a puzzled look in reply. It was as though the cashiers (male and female) didn’t understand what I meant.… Continue reading A Short Straw