my life

Grandma Mode

I have been with my wife, Honey, for the better part of 35 years and I would like to think that I know her pretty well. Oh hell who am I kidding… she’s a woman and I really have no clue. Before she started into menopause she was fairly predictable in a womanly way but […]

My Oral Experience

I know what I said about the pictures but… I lied. This is a long one so you better get a fresh cup of coffee.   Many years back I was diagnosed with some form of gum disease. I was referred to a specialist as my oral condition deteriorated and as a result I made […]

Big Event Planning

IT Genie is my oldest son. He returned four years ago from working out west with little more than the clothes on his back and this website. He moved into my basement until he met Company. In August of last year (2015) the got married… IN MY BACK YARD!!! There was much written about this […]

Below Normal


At work the other day a guy from the Big Box Store came up to me and said, “We have four seasons in this part of the country… Winter, Still Winter, Construction and Almost Winter.” I laughed because as a Canadian I totally understand what he means. It is either winter here or cold enough […]

It Didn't Kill Me

Last year, 2015, was one of those years that I will always look back on and shake my head in wonder. How did I manage to survive? For those of you that don’t know last year was entitled ‘three funerals and a wedding’ and if I were to republish all I wrote you would all […]

Zero Tolerance

The time has come to move onto ‘the family’ and I could not think of a better place to start than with my youngest son. I have also put a separate page on the right sidebar called “About He Went That Way”, on that page are a couple of pieces that give a little more […]

Internal Clocks and Sensors

A little more about me, I wouldn’t want anyone to start thinking that this is an actual travel site. I think the awesome stick drawings should give them the idea. May 2013 Therapeutic Massage, I don’t know what exactly it is, but after a hard day, when my body is screaming at me in pain, […]

Verbal Diarrhea

I thought I would give you something different today. I’ll come back to Los Gringos and travelling in general in a bit. I just thought I should give you a more detailed look into my inner workings.  October 2012 I talk too much. I mean that I just run off at the mouth about anything. […]



I started writing this blog four years ago, February 2012. As I start to rebuild a foundation to this site I thought it was only fitting that I re-post something I wrote back then about a place that would, unbeknownst to me, become a big part of my life. A place I am sad to say no […]

The Blog formerly known as... I'm just saying

Yes you’re in the right place, this is home of my blog. If any of you are previous readers and are looking for some content, I’m sorry to inform you that GoDaddy has deleted all previous posts from their server. So I have to start all over again!!! 300 plus articles erased from the world […]