A Father’s Day

One of the first things asked after meeting someone for the first time, is “Do you have any children?”.  I used to answer by saying that I have a daughter. …

A May Day Call

Today, I did what I swore I’d never, ever do. I was sitting in the waiting room of the cancer center in Vancouver, waiting for a good friend, who was…

Mother’s Day

I didn’t miss Mother’s Day last week but I did miss my Ma.  She died six hours after I called her to tell her I was coming to visit her. …

A Heron Your Shoulder

I’d been in bed with a bad cold, for most of the week but was finally feeling well enough on Sunday, to go for a drive into the city.  There’s…

A Treesome

There is usually a lot of thought that goes into a victory speech but the only thing that I could think of to say at the time was, ‘I’m so…

Moonlight, S’mores & Spit

‘Living in the dark ages’ has always been a favorite ‘comeback’ for millennials to say when asked a reasonable question by an elder.  So when I read the Bellingham Trails…

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…

A Ghost in Campbell Valley

Although I have been living in the Vancouver area for many years, I only had a vague idea of where it was when I started on a walk this morning. …

POETS (again)

If you’re a regular reader, you may have already seen this POETS acronym before – it stands for Piss On Everything Tomorrow’s Saturday.   I often say it and it never…

A Wet Kiss

This morning, I awoke to a tongue licking my face and it made me smile, as I kicked off the blankets on the bed and reached for my housecoat.  If…

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