Lid Opener

   As I aged, my body started to change. At 50 I started to notice that my strength had diminished, and my heart beat faster than it had at 30 when I exerted myself. At 50, I started working much smarter, because I couldn’t work any harder. I had to apply thought, over brute strength, […]

Other People

   Travel these days is full of challenges. Getting from here to there, no matter your mode of transportation, is costly and time consuming, and comes with no guarantee you will actually reach your destination. It wouldn’t surprise me if you asked someone how they spent their holiday weekend the answer might be A) Stuck […]

If I Knew Then

   You know those questions people often ask? If you had to do it over, would you change anything? I have learned that wisdom does indeed come with age and experience. Too bad we couldn’t get a little wisdom in our early 20s. The world is changing, and in the last number of years it […]

Missing Identity

   I can’t say what information people from other countries get when it comes to the evening news. I do know the evening news on Canadian networks will always include some news segment from the United States and usually something out of Europe, mostly the UK. It’s not like there isn’t enough Canadian news to […]

Give It To Me Straight Doc

   I know there is a question, that you my loyal reader may wish to ask, but are too polite to do so. Now that the transplant is done, and there is no further treatment available for my type of cancer, how long do I actually have to live? The answer… I don’t know! I’m […]

Wildlife Watch

   When our family went on big vacations, we went by automobile most of the time. We travelled to Ontario for birthdays and Christmas. We travelled to Alberta to see family, and BC for a wedding. We camped a few times just for a weekend with friends, and once when we were travelling through northern […]

The Great Gypsy Experiment

   It is indeed a Red Letter Day! I have been invited to contribute articles to Chippy’s (AKA Mr. Hole’s) blog. I think it’s an effort to help with the growing boredom I am experiencing as a low profile retiree. Usually there is gardening and outside work to keep me busy during the spring and […]

Going For A Drive

   I don’t have a bucket-list, but I do want to spend some of the time I have remaining with my wife, doing things that retired people do. Deciding what retired people do, is not as easy as you might think. The list of retiree’s activities includes things like needlepoint, volunteering, joining a bocce league, […]

Ruby

   My wife and I have just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. Given the times and circumstances, there was no big celebration. But as a gift to ourselves we bought a new car, well new to us at least. We’ve named the car Ruby. (Look it up, if you don’t understand) Why a new car […]

I Was Told...

   I was told… ‘That when reporters arrived in Poland, they asked where the camps were? There are no camps, they were told. So where are all the Ukrainian refugees? The 1.4 million refugees were being housed in the homes of the people of Poland. Some of this was organized but in large part, it […]