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…

My First Blind Date

I was finally moving into my new apartment, and it had only taken me a week to find it despite the numerous ‘No Vacancy’ signs hanging outside most of the…

Gifts of Love

I never expected to receive a Christmas gift this year, but I did.  I got two presents, and both came as a complete surprise.  They were the first gifts that…

Message from Santa Danny

Yesterday, Santa Danny went to the University of British Columbia in Vancouver to present a cheque towards oral cancer research at the university and BC Cancer Foundation. He also visited…

Not a creature was stirring…

Originally published on December 24, 2012 It was the morning of Christmas Eve, and once again it didn’t feel like Christmas. It had been years since I last celebrated Christmas…

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