Category Archives: Memories
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…

Ramblin’ Thoughts

Although I never write about religion or politics, and I try to avoid expressing negative thoughts in both my written and spoken words, I’ve decided to share one of my…

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…

The Last Post

Although I’ve walked the cobbled stones of Gastown hundreds of times and passed by famous landmarks such as the steam clock and the statue of a fallen soldier, I had…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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