What Grampies Do

Most weeks this past winter I built a miniature snowman for my grandchildren. I would place it in front of their living room window and would usually do so prior to leaving. They would watch from inside. Seven weeks ago, I realized that this opportunity would soon cease to be. There was very little snow… Continue reading What Grampies Do

Computer Savvy

This story first takes place twenty-eight years ago. I was teaching grade eleven computer studies. At the time, the pass-mark was fifty percent. We were in the early days of semestering. Mark was a really nice student. He was respectful, cooperative and very friendly, but he wasn’t an academic. He was in grade 12 but ideally… Continue reading Computer Savvy

Details are Important

OK, so I will admit, I am not a detail person, and I mean that in a big way. I will look at things but I won’t see them. It might be days before I notice flowers on the table. I tend to live in the future. The expression, Stop and smell the roses was… Continue reading Details are Important

Naval Reserve – The Unicorn – PART II

… continued from the last post The bus would be leaving shortly. We didn’t have much time. I needed to make an executive decision. “Quick, find some white-out.” We found some liquid paper in one of the desks. I carefully painted over the unicorn’s manhood. It wasn’t a perfect match to the white background but… Continue reading Naval Reserve – The Unicorn – PART II

Naval Reserve – The Unicorn – PART I

I had twenty years service with the Naval Reserve. Over the years I held various positions and had some amazing experiences and opportunities. It was all good. Twenty-six years ago I was involved in a project that had my unit working closely with another military organization. The project took place over the winter, and it… Continue reading Naval Reserve – The Unicorn – PART I