Boating Baffle

A friend of my father’s was visiting home. He and a buddy decided they wanted to do some fishing. They borrowed a small boat, filled the tank with fuel and off they went. After a pleasant afternoon on the water they decided to head back to shore. Cal primed the engine and pulled on the… Continue reading Boating Baffle

I Saw The Light

I Saw The Light Four years ago I had surgery on my right knee. Prior to the operation, I was prepped and lying on a gurney. The attendant wheeled me down the hall and around the corner. We stopped just outside the operating room. She told me to relax and that she would be back… Continue reading I Saw The Light

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