A Little Tummy Ache

In our youth we challenged the unknown adventures.  In some cases these were not our choice but expected in life, like the first day of school. Along the way, we are challenged with new adventures like learning to drive, learning to ride a bike, our first date, our first kiss, our first love, our first…

Dad

l to r.  Unknown little girl, my Mother, my oldest sister “Lucy” on my paternal Grandmother’s lap, my Father The last time I was with my Dad, I was 5 months old.  Since I’ve seen photos of him, I knew he existed. When my family immigrated to Canada 56 years ago, he stayed in China…

If you blink, you might miss it

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan November 5, 2010 5:47 PM After living in the condo for about 5 years, I have witnessed hundreds of beautiful sunsets.  Last night I sorted through over 200 photos of these sunsets that were taken over the course of these 5 years.  There were difficult choices to make but eventually I narrowed them…

Americano? or Espresso and Hot Water?

New York, NY April 25, 2011  7:47 AM In search of the perfect cup of Americano.  A challenge we presented ourselves in our recent trip to Boston and New York. At home we indulge in our own version of the Americano.  First thing in the morning with my newspaper and another mid-afternoon with a tasty…

Amber, The Happy Camper

A recent camping trip made me revisit a memory which occurred in the year 1983. We had gone to Waskesui Lake for the annual family camping trip.  We acquired a campsite right next to the washroom facilities for a possible Amber bathroom emergency.  Amber, at the age of 3, was fully toilet trained but my…

It’s Autumn

Vancouver, BC October 22, 2010 11:36 AM PST Fall is my favourite time of year. The time of year to start over or do over.  As youngsters, a new school year begins.  It was going to be  the year that you were going to be a better person academically and socially.  You were given another…

West Wind Aviation

Saskatoon, SK October 6, 2010  7:43 PM I don’t have a story to tell about this picture.  I like the bright lights flowing out of an enormous hangar.  The darkness around produces a “Close Encounters” feeling.

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

Moose Jaw, SK July 31, 2010  12:41 PM I miss these old-fashion signs.  Signs like these are pieces of art.  The curvy design, the color, the neon and the stars come together to bring you a really cool sculpture.

Mr. Bojangles at the Santa Monica Pier

Los Angeles, CA September 3, 2009  2:00 PM The best rendition of “Mr. Bojangles” ever performed was by Mr. Sammy Davis Jr. In my opinion, the second best rendition is by a unknown performer at the end of the Santa Monica Pier.    His setup was not the stage of a high class music hall…

Hollywood Bowl Surprise

Hollywood Bowl, CA September 2, 2009  7:25 PM The 2009 Jazz series at the Hollywood Bowl with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, John Scofield, Chaka Khan, Jean-Luc Ponty and John Connors. The setting was the Hollywood Bowl.  The weather was absolutely gorgeous.  A full moon hovered over a calm evening with temperatures hovering around…