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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…

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…

A Secret Whispered

Today was going to be very special – I had everything ready except for checking my computer for new emails.  Most nights I go to bed early but not before…

My friend Norm

We were playing ‘voice-mail tag’ for a few days, but I finally got a hold of him yesterday, while waiting for my appointment at the Cancer Centre in Vancouver.  We…

Dear Laura

On Sunday morning I got up and made a cup of coffee to enjoy while I reviewed the latest news via my email accounts and of course, Facebook and Twitter….

You’ve Got Mail!

Several months ago, I was talking with one of the student volunteers at the Cancer Centre.  He had just graduated from university with a Bachelor of Commerce and was trying…

Volunteer Week (April 6-12)

Someone once asked me “What are you going to do when you retire?”  Without hesitating, I answered, “I don’t know!” From the first day that I started working to support…

And the Gold Medal goes to…

This morning I watched as Canada won 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medals at the Olympic Games in Sochi.  And after all of that, I watched the men’s…

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