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A Thousand Words…

Yesterday, at the Blackie Spit Park in Crescent Beach, I saw something that I’ve never seen before in my life.  Fortunately, I had my cell phone camera with me to…

My 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago, I received some life-changing news – I was diagnosed with having stage 3 throat cancer and was given only a 40% chance of surviving.  At the time,…

Tulips and Neptune

When I was growing up, if I was ever sad, or in a bad mood, people would often ask, “What’s wrong with you – get up on the wrong side…

Do You Believe in Magic?

It wasn’t going to be an easy day for me to be Santa Claus because I was having a difficult time trying to smile.  But it wasn’t because I’d be…

White Rock Pier – after the storm

You’ve probably already seen the news coverage of Thursday’s storm destroying a middle section of the world-famous White Rock Pier, in White Rock.  In the event that you haven’t – here’s a…

A False Creek Story

Although I’d been up for a couple of hours, I didn’t want to call my friend Philip too early, in case he was still asleep.  But I suspect that he’s…

This and That

On Wednesday, I had my last hyperbaric oxygen therapy session, and I wanted to celebrate the occasion by doing something exciting and memorable.   For some people, the celebration might be…

Notes from the North Pole

In 2009, I was diagnosed with stage 3 throat cancer and given only a 40% chance of surviving.  Not knowing how much time I had left and the fact that I…

Notes on a Bridge

In my previous story ( My Weak End  ) I updated it on the following evening but didn’t post any photos or videos from the walk because I was having difficulty…

My Weak End

So today was going to be special.  I’d been fighting another nasty chest cold and had to miss a number of my hyperbaric oxygen therapy sessions this past week.  The…

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