Oh What a Wonderful Friday

Some days just simply stand out. Friday, August 3rd, 2021 was one such day. I woke up around 4:00 am with a need to address nature’s call after a longer than usual sleep. Even though early, often I get up and enjoy some “me time” and a bite to eat. On Friday, the call from ….  Read More

StayCation 12-Aug-2021

12-AUG to 15-AUG Corkuns Island, NS Day 1 As is our usual pattern, I pick Janet up from work on Thursday around 12:40 and we head out of town until Sunday morning. Normally, we have everything in the car when I pick her up but today I spent the morning with a friend and we ….  Read More

Each Day is a Gift

Date: Saturday, August 8, 2021 I woke up this morning around 4:00 am with wonderment that I can feel so good and healthy. At the same time, I am fully aware that cancer is ravaging my liver. It will be overwhelmed at some point in the future and my time on our blue dot will ….  Read More

de Jonge in the K4 500

Last night I was watching the Olympics and to my surprise, the Men’s K4 500, the team of Nicholas Matveev, Mark de Jonge, Pierre-Luc Poulin and Simon McTavish popped up on the TV screen. It was an exciting quarterfinal to watch and they advanced to the semis. I didn’t realize Mark was still competing but ….  Read More

Theatre Weekend Coming Up

Janet and I are looking forward to the weekend. After such a long time with no live theatre in our life, we have two events coming up this weekend. And we’re just getting start. We plan to look for other productions. Live theatre and/or concerts enrich our lives in unimaginable ways. Kudos to all the ….  Read More

A Date With A McLaren 675

A huge shoutout to Brian Himmelman. He contacted me to see if I was a car man. My response was yes but never had the deep pockets to be serious. He then asked if I’d like to go for a ride in his new McLaren. It put me in mind of the time I asked ….  Read More

StayCation 15-Jul-2021 43rd Anniversary

15-JUL to 16-JUL Waverly, NS – Inn on the Lake Today, July 15th, 2021 is our 43rd anniversary from when we walked down the aisle in St. Agnes Church with both a Priest and Baptist Minister officiating. Janet is a devote Catholic, as am I now, but back then I wasn’t committed to religion but ….  Read More

StayCation 08-JUL-2021 Advocate & Parrsboro

08-JUL to 10-JUL Advocate AirBnB The Captain’s Quarters, Advocate Harbour, NS10-JUL to 11-JUL Parrsboro BnB The Parrsboro Mansion Inn, Parrsboro, NS Our typical StayCation is from Thursday noon to Sunday noon. Advocate and Parrsboro was no exception. I picked up Janet at Alderney Landing around 1:00 pm as I was running a little late with ….  Read More

Flight of Tuesday, July 6th

Today I picked up Ted at 9:30 am and we headed to airport in Debert, Nova Scotia. It is about 120 km (75 miles) from my apartment in Halifax. We made a quick stop at the Gateway Facilities where Ted and his wife Debbie run a charter business called Sable Aviation. They make regular flights ….  Read More


What a source of joy for me that you are visiting my new blog. This does not replace my main blog at https://philohara.ca. The focus of that location is all about my challenge living with cancer. In an effort to live large, I have a variety of activities on my bucket list. I do not ….  Read More