A Sad Face

Normally, I have no problem finding something to muse and write about, but only if I think my readers would find it interesting.  And although my life is far from being boring or uneventful – I have not felt much like writing. But yesterday, I did something I have never done before in my life. And… Continue reading A Sad Face

A New Lease on Life

My Holly Golightly - she's a Coton de Tulear

Although we had just listed our house on the market last week, it sold in six days.  And for $51,000 more than the list price! The closing date is April 14th, and I had not found a place to live for Holly and me. I will be renting a place to live – for the… Continue reading A New Lease on Life

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