Category Archives: Pets
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…

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…

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…

Rambo and His Kids

Although we had never met – they were perfect strangers, it hurt to see them there in their temporary shelter.  They weren’t much older than teenagers, and yet, there they…

Moonshine in the Maritimes – The Final Chapter

Readers of this blog will remember my original Moonshine in the Maritimes story from November 8, 2016 –  a blog that was both painful to write and impossible for me…

Snowflakes and Ice Cream

Nobody knows when it happened – but everyone knew that it had snowed during the night.  It’s an excellent example of the legal term ‘circumstantial evidence’ – although you didn’t…

Shadows of September

The Ides of March had long stopped marching, and I had finally reconciled my heart and mind to the notion that ‘you can’t look back.’  I had returned to the…

My Holly Golightly & Audrey Hepburn: A Love Story

Dear Reader, Although I have been writing a blog (a journal of my stories) for several years, they haven’t always been with the same web-hosting company.  I have changed hosting…

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