Why We Do Things – Part I

Why We Do Things – PART I Everything we do in life is for one or a combination of three reasons. Enjoyment of the Process – Often we do something simply because it is fun to do: Playing cards with friends Going to the movies Reading a trashy novel Having sex for pleasure Enjoyment of… Continue reading Why We Do Things – Part I

I May Have Made a Difference

I am a blood donor. I’m also retired. That means I have more time to ask questions. Giving blood in Canada includes a number of steps. After checking in and completing the questionnaire, donors are asked to read the WHAT YOU MUST KNOW TO GIVE BLOOD pamphlet. This step is done while waiting for the… Continue reading I May Have Made a Difference

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

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

Happy Birthday Dad

Today is my father’s birthday. This would have been his 100th. It has been twenty-five years since he left us. I miss him. I’m the youngest of three brothers. I recall my parents telling me that they were actually hoping for a girl when I was born. I appreciated their honesty. As my father said,… Continue reading Happy Birthday Dad

Sense of Humour

We have fewer human interactions than we did years ago. This is due to technologies such as ATM’s, self-serve check-outs, computer shopping, etc; however, we still have lots of opportunities to chat with strangers. For me anyway, it is always a pleasure to converse with a stranger who is willing to exercise his/her sense of… Continue reading Sense of Humour

Freezer Dough

I was chatting with an appliance repairman. I asked if he had any interesting stories to tell. He told me that one day he arrived at work to find that someone, during the night, offloaded a freezer in front of his shop. It was so close to the building that he had to move it… Continue reading Freezer Dough