my life

The Los Gringos Refugee Club- Part 3

February 2015   The Night Shift   Okay this is the last shift… I promise. The whole thing is starting to sound like a story from a six year-old. “Then we… and then we… and then I said…” You get my point, so I will try to make this brief(ish).   It gets dark in […]

This Snow Won't Go

I have to cheat this week, I didn’t get anything new finished. For any new reader’s that may not understand the new name of this blog, it stems from the picture and my ongoing battle with Mother Nature, my one true nemesis in life. The bitch hates me!   November 2012   I am Canadian, […]

Mother's Day Greeting

Today is Mother’s Day. It is the first Mother’s Day in my entire life that I do not have a mother to call and express my gratitude and love to. Yes, I gave flowers to my wife and MIL will be coming to brunch at my home but my mother is gone now.   In […]

I was speaking to a fellow employee the other day when she told me a story. I have not made any effort to verify the facts of her story because the story is not the point.   She told me about a couple who had recently arrived from Syria. They were just two of the […]

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 […]

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 […]