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I post new content every second week or so — usually nothing too serious; and often downright silly. I figure life is short, so we might as well laugh when we can. 🙂
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The other day I was talking to an acquaintance who mentioned that he was almost finished my latest book (Spy In The Sky). He said he was enjoying it just like he had the previous ones; but then he added, “You always seem like such a nice person, and then I’m reading your books with … Continue reading “You Seem Like Such A Nice Person…”
I’ve done some adventurous things in my life, but as a general rule I play it safe(ish.) So you can imagine my surprise when I discovered that I’ve been dicing with death (or at least a painful personal injury) for the past week. The malevolent heat bubble that pushed our temperatures up to 42C/107F has … Continue reading On The Hot Seat
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may remember me crowing about the fun I had with a mini excavator we rented back in 2017. Well, pshaw. This time we got a SERIOUS machine (and I’m a lot better at operating it now, too): It’s only a ‘midi’, but at 14,000 pounds … Continue reading Power-Trippin’
So, it finally happened: The local critters have ganged up on me. Last week I had rolled our garbage carts out to the curb and retreated to the house to wash my hands and grab my morning cup of tea to enjoy on our front porch. About fifteen minutes later, I heard the distinctive sound … Continue reading Critters vs. Me
Well, it’s that time of the book cycle again: The days after releasing a book when the busy hamster that powers my brain is still churning his little legs frantically, but there’s a big sadistic hand preventing the hamster-wheel from turning. My poor brain-hamster dashes up the side of the unmoving wheel only to plop … Continue reading Hamster-Brain
Okay, I’m officially old. When I titled this post, I was thinking back to this Red Rose Tea advertisement: I wasn’t particularly surprised to find it on YouTube because after all, you can find pretty much everything on YouTube. But then I looked at the date: 1977. Holy shit, that was 44 years ago. And … Continue reading Only In Canada…
You know how modern science can now determine how much Neanderthal DNA we have in us? Well, I’ve got a new revelation for them: Apparently I have dinosaur and unicorn DNA. I determined this through rigorous scientific investigation, of course: I studied my own hair follicles. As you may have heard, some dinosaurs probably had … Continue reading Dinosaurs and Unicorns, Oh My!
Guess what I did last week? If you guessed ‘skydiving’, you’re right… and oh-so-wrong. Yes, I got trussed into a tandem skydiving harness by Gord from Skydive Vancouver Island. But that’s as far as it went; although I did have a moment of panic when he finished tightening the harness and said, “So, we’ll be … Continue reading The Big Drop
My grandmother (Dad’s mother) was a poised and gracious woman. I never heard her raise her voice; never saw her make any movement that was rushed or awkward. She was unfailingly kind and polite, with a gentle sense of humour. When she finally had to enter a care home after a devastating stroke, the staff … Continue reading Silver Tea and Senior Moments
“I live in a house with no windows or doors. If I want to leave, I have to break through a wall. What am I?” When I sat down to write the draft for this post, my mind was blank. Back in the days when I actually had human contact, I didn’t have much trouble … Continue reading Riddles And Chicken Earlobes
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