Category Archives: Cancer
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…

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 Small World

In early January, I began a walk across Canada, and hope to arrive in St. John’s, Newfoundland by December 31, 2019.  I am a member of two walking clubs; one…

An Empty Bucket List

In January 2010, I got a call from David McDonald, who was a film student at Simon Fraser University.  At the time, his graduating class was producing their final film…

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…

A Toothless Fairy

There is often a situation when I’ve thought seriously about giving up on a particular dream, but there has always been a counter argument for continuing the chase.  I remember…

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,…

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…

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…

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