Thoughts, Musings, and the Occassional Bit of Wisdom

It was dreary overcast and wet…

It was dreary, overcast, and wet. The air was heavy. Somewhere between a thick fog and rain. The dampness was all encompassing and without rain gear, you were going to … Continue reading

March 7, 2016 · Leave a Comment

As time goes by…Part 2

A lot had changed since they first met so many years ago. The maple tree was still there but a majority of the trees around it had been cleared to … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · Leave a Comment

As time goes by…Part 1 of 2

She watched her husband of over 50 years make his way up the grassy hill to join her under the old maple tree they’d called theirs since they first met. … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Come Travel with Us…Part 3..The End…Aren’t You Glad?!

I forgot to mention the Captain did the highest speed of 18.6 knots between Greenock and Portree. While it wasn’t the greatest distance we had to cover, it was still … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Come Travel with Us…Part 2 of 3

Compared to the leisurely speed of 12.7 knots from Kristiansand to Stavanger, we did a relatively fast 16.5 knots from Stavanger to Lerwick, in the Shetland Islands. We had to … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Come Travel with Us…Part 1 of 3 Maybe?

I thought I’d go a little off the beaten path in my postings and give you a travelogue or two, or three. Linda and I recently returned from a cruise … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a Comment

A Letter to a Younger Self

Dear Younger Self: Compared to you, I’m an old man. I’m knocking on the door of senior citizenship and looking forward to getting my first Old Age Security cheque. Woo … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a Comment

There are certain words…

There are certain words that can strike terror into the heart of a 17 year old. I was fortunate enough to be raised by parents who believed that guidelines and … Continue reading

August 10, 2014 · Leave a Comment

And then it happens…

I love traveling. OK, truthfully, I used to love traveling. Now I think I’m more in love with the idea of traveling. As I wrote in a prior post, air … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Miranda – A Short Story – Part 2

Miranda knew that voice! She turned from where she was sitting to see her most beloved Gramps standing on the pier looking down at her. She jumped to her feet … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Miranda – A Short Story – Part 1

Miranda, steaming mug of tea in hand, walked outside through the old screen door her Grandfather had hung when he built the cabin over 60 years ago. She paused to … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a Comment

The Deed is Done!

For my friends on Facebook, you can go back to your regularly scheduled programming as this post is a rehash of my Facebook post. Well my friends, the deed is … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · Leave a Comment

I’m Baaaaack!

Just when you thought it was safe to open your email without seeing a missive from me, I reappear like a Nigerian Prince offering to make you rich beyond your … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a Comment

The 7 Things I’ve Personally Learned about Prostate Cancer – Part Two

Here is the link to Part One: We all act differently when getting the diagnosis: I found out I had prostate cancer about three weeks before I was scheduled … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 27 Comments

The 7 Things I’ve Personally Learned about Prostate Cancer – Part One

Last November I wrote a post called “What’s a Guy to Do? regarding prostate cancer and the Movember movement in support of prostate cancer research. I had no idea … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · 22 Comments

I admire people who live in a “glass is half full” world.

I admire people who live in a “glass is half full” world. But, that’s not me. I’ve discovered there two indisputable truths: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · Leave a Comment

A Boy and His Dad…He Was Excited

He was excited! Today was the day he got to go to “the City” with his Dad. Usually it was a family affair with Dad, Mom and himself. He had … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a Comment

North to Alaska – The Journey Continues

I thought starting out with Johnny Horton singing “North to Alaska” might be appropriate. This is a very good music video as it shows the country the gold seekers had … Continue reading

August 3, 2013 · Leave a Comment

North to Alaska!

I started writing this post onboard the Holland America Line MS Zuiderdam as Linda, her sister Debbie (who had her own cabin BTW), and I sailed the inside passage between … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Dear Dad…Happy Father’s Day

Dear Dad: Well Dad, it’s hard to believe that over 34 years have passed since you shuffled off this mortal coil. I guess in your case it was more of … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Mastectomy – One Man’s Perspective

In the past two weeks, I’ve heard from two women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. One is a friend of ours whom we’ve known for over 20 years. … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · Leave a Comment