Needles and Pins

You would think that after eleven years, I would not be nervous about seeing the doctor, but I guess it’s just my mind fighting with my heart and leaving my body feeling like being pricked by ‘pins and needles.’ But that’s not until this afternoon at 2:00. Until then, I plan to go for a… Continue reading Needles and Pins

A Beaver Tale

Growing up in the ‘50s and ‘60s was a difficult period for me, but not because I grew up in Canada – the land of the Beaver. I have always loved being Canadian, but not always in love with living here. There were many times, as a teenager, I wished that I lived in the… Continue reading A Beaver Tale

A Write to be Wrong

Today is Monday morning, October 26th, and the internet in my neck of the world (Langley) is not working. I planned to write a story about my twenty-year quest to brew the best cup of coffee ever (at home). It is a story that’s been percolating inside my hollow head for months, but I haven’t… Continue reading A Write to be Wrong

A POETS Kind of Day

POETS (Piss On Everything Tomorrow’s Saturday).  It was early Friday morning when her wet lick on my lips woke me. My dog Holly Golightly is almost deaf, and she’s slowing down.  I didn’t feel much like getting up, but it’s either Holly or Mother Nature waking me at 4:00 am each morning, so I grumbled… Continue reading A POETS Kind of Day

Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Seagulls, & Anchovies

On Friday, December 27, 2019, I met my buddy Norm, for our weekly coffee, at the Whitby House, in White Rock.  The place is across the street from the ocean.  It’s my favorite place to go for coffee. After we have our coffee, we usually go for a walk along the promenade to the end… Continue reading Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Seagulls, & Anchovies

Building an Inukshuk

Inukshuk in Vancouver

The first time that I saw an Inukshuk was in 1988 on the island of Maui. It was my first and only time in Hawaii, and I had rented a vehicle for the three-week vacation.  If you’ve ever been to Maui, you’re probably wondering why I rented a car on such a small island? Let… Continue reading Building an Inukshuk

The Oxford Street Grind

If you’re doing a search for the Oxford Street Grind, you won’t find it listed.  But if you do a search for the Grouse Grind, in North Vancouver, you’ll understand the similarities to that famous street in White Rock, BC.  However, I have yet to climb either of them, until now. I first visited Oxford… Continue reading The Oxford Street Grind

Animal Pals

If you’re a friend or a regular reader (or both), you already know that I love all animals, particularly dogs.  And if you’ve ever walked with me, you also know how much I enjoy taking their picture or video. So this morning, over a few cups of coffee, Holly and I picked out a few… Continue reading Animal Pals

A Fifty Dollar Walk

I had just returned from the walk at Skagit River Park and was trying to convince Holly that I would never leave home again unless it’s to go shopping for treats for her.  And I couldn’t check my laptop for messages because she was sitting on my lap – staring at me in an ice-cold showdown… Continue reading A Fifty Dollar Walk

Skagit River Park Walk

I was standing near the corner of the street, with three of my gal pals, in downtown Burlington, Washington, when I suddenly noticed something I had never seen before – a solar-powered garbage can.  Now you’re probably more interested in why I was alone in the States, with three gal pals – more than hearing… Continue reading Skagit River Park Walk