Nanaimo, B.C.

“I’ll take you for lunch if you like.” Of course, I’d like.  “Can I bring my camera?” “Sure.” So we head downtown with no particular destination in mind, other than to find a place near the water.  At the harbour front we find a park with manicured gardens, concrete walkways, and plenty of parking. “Let’s […]

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The Gift of Friendship

Pippy has driven down from Campbell River with her girlfriend, Sandy and her dog, Sam.  We decide to leave the men to bond while we women go out for lunch and some catch up time. I take them to Gabriel’s Gourmet Cafe, where Ric and I ate on our first day here.  It is busy […]

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Portland, On Hold

From Eugene, we are moving on to Portland, and as it’s only a two-hour drive, Ric leaves me to sleep in as long as I need.  When I stir, around 11:00, he tells me that we are headed back to a repair shop at 2:00. The engine warning is still showing up: ” Water in […]

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Is It Just Me?

The absurdity of some things just make me smile.  Is it just me? He’s got the pose down pat. Ric wanted to know if the AW Pottery is expanding: This one just makes me smile.  Who needs to spend a lot of money on entertainment? Hope your day is full of smiles.

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Cee’s B&W Challenge: Heads/Faces

          Faces that bring me so much joy, and one for fun. (Photos for Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  heads/faces)  

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Pep Talk

I’ve faced worse, I told myself when the diagnosis came; I’ll get through this too. And I believe it.   Whatever it takes, I am committed. That doesn’t mean that the struggle is lessened in any way.  The struggle is very real. It begins with knowing self.  I’ve never been one to accept anything at face value. […]

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Another Piece Published

(The Story Circle Network published two of my pieces in their quarterly e-journal.  The category is “True Words” and the following article plus my poem “Retirement” were both accepted. ) Dead Ends and Surprise Beginnings The emails started arriving the morning after I presented at the regional conference—invites and accolades validating my life’s passion. Here I […]

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