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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…

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,…

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…

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