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

Now I Know…

My new bike (used)

I Now Know… That the Covid19 pandemic created a new market for the manufacturers of plastic dividers for social distancing. That many stores now offer a store pickup option.  You order online and then drive to the store to pick up the item(s).  There is no need to walk through the store looking for the… Continue reading Now I Know…

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

An Accidental Artist

Jeffrey Owen Hanson (1993-2020)

Several months ago, I watched a news story about a legally-blind young man, who was really amazing.  He is an accidental artist, and although I am not an authority on art, his art inspires me. And here’s why. Jeff Hanson was born on September 30, 1993, with a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis and then became visually… Continue reading An Accidental Artist

Empty Sidewalks on Tobacco Road

Home where Danny was born and raised

This is a continuation of a previously published story that I wrote in 2012.  Please read The Summer of ’66 before reading this story; otherwise, it won’t make much sense.  Thanks! ~ Hugs, Danny The road to Tobacco Road had sidewalks, but there were none on Vittoria Road – or at least, none on the… Continue reading Empty Sidewalks on Tobacco Road

A Very Happy Thanksgiving Day

Before I begin my Thanksgiving Day story, I want to announce a very special friend’s 81st birthday today. It’s ironic that my buddy Norm Colon (the southern Norm), gets to celebrate three special occasions today – because he lives in the USA and they celebrate Columbus Day.  Their Thanksgiving Day isn’t until next month. So,… Continue reading A Very Happy Thanksgiving Day

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

Hidden In A Pocket

Have you ever put on a sweater, coat, or pair of pants that you hadn’t worn in a long time and found a twenty-dollar bill in the pocket? Or have you been thinking of someone you hadn’t seen in ages, and then suddenly, your phone rings and that person is on the line? ******* I… Continue reading Hidden In A Pocket

A New Look

I shaved off my mustache about a month ago, and my new look depressed me. I mean, how pathetic can a grown man get – worrying about how he looks without a mustache?  But when you’ve had a ‘stache for fifty years, it’s difficult to accept a new look.  And in the actor’s world –… Continue reading A New Look

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