Skagit River Park Walk

I was standing near the corner of the street, with three of my gal pals, in downtown Burlington, Washington, when I suddenly noticed something I had never seen before –…

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…

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…

Saturday morning walk in Vancouver

I left the house at 5:15 am on Saturday morning, to meet Philip and Lawrence at the Urban Fare in Yaletown, which is the trendy part of downtown Vancouver where…

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…

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