Tag Archives: Fraser Valley Cancer Centre
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…

Another Bad Day

Several months ago, I had another tooth extracted by an oral surgeon.   The thirty-seven days of radiation therapy destroyed much of my salivary glands, which produces saliva.  And saliva is…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

On the Nickel

A few weeks ago, I saw a nickel during my morning walk at the Promenade, in White Rock.  However, I didn’t realize the significance of that five-cent coin, until today….

Danny goes to Camp!

“In the dark of the broad daylight, I promise I’ll be there” ~ For Whom the Bell Tolls ~ BeeGees It started the way all great trips start – with…

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…

One More Walk

In September 1981, I ran in the inaugural Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research.  I was thirty-one years old and living the dream in Oshawa, Ontario.  At that time, I…

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