Lest We Forget…

  Last year, I wrote about a war hero.  I often think about him – although we haven’t spoken to each other since November 11, 2001.  But I’ll always remember…

Another Bad Day

Several months ago, I had another tooth extracted by an oral surgeon.   The thirty-seven days of radiation therapy destroyed much of my salivary glands, which produces saliva.  And saliva is…

Goodbye, So Long, Goodbye!

Just a short message to my devoted readers.  Today, I decided to delete my Facebook and Twitter accounts.  I don’t trust either of these social platforms to protect my personal…

A ‘Nooner’ at the Nat

There was a time, some sixty years ago, that I believed that most families had lives like the Cleaver family, of Leave It To Beaver fame.  Mrs. Cleaver would often…

A Smokin’ Story

The 99B bus was coming into view, and the guy standing beside me at the bus stop had just lit a cigarette.  As I was putting some distance between us,…

A morning in LaConner

The first time I heard about LaConner, Washington, was about a year ago.  A friend had spent some time there and said that it was a ‘cool’ town.  I”ve always…

The Birdman of Ambleside

Every once in a while, I’ll hop in my car and head out on the road – with no particular destination in mind.  Today, there’s a Pride Day Parade in…

Sticks and Stones

“Show me your friends, and I’ll know what you are!” ~ Grandma Puffer I remember hearing my dear Grandma Puffer telling me that, and I always believed her.  I can’t…

Happy Mother’s Day!

Yesterday, I went for a walk in Gates Park, Port Coquitlam and enjoyed the weather and the great friends I have in the Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Walking Club.  But I…

Chasing a Dream

During the Spring of 2017, I separated from a forty year marriage and began planning a new life for Holly Golightly and me.  And as much as it pains me to…

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