Pilgrimage/Road Trip – Day 3

Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021 (Number of Steps according to Apple Health – 7,010) Note: Only marginal proof reading so likely lots of errors. Janet has taken of the role of proof reader so I’ll have them fixed eventually. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a pilgrimage is: a journey of a pilgrim especially to a ….  Read More

Pilgrimage – Day 2

Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021 Note: No time to proof so likely lots of errors. Janet has taken of the role of proof reader so I’ll have them fixed eventually. My day started around 5:00 am with my morning poached eggs. All three sons were still asleep of three fold-down futons in the living room. ….  Read More

Pilgrimage – Day 1

Date: Friday, September 10, 2021 Note: No time to proof so likely lots of errors. Janet has taken of the role of proof reader so I’ll have them fixed eventually. Today is the beginning of a Pilgrimage to Montreal with my three sons: Adam, Christopher, and Drew. Originally we were all flying on Flair Airlines ….  Read More

Guest – Graham Owen – Installment 1

Just a few short weeks ago a long-time friend, Graham Owen, learned he has cancer. As I think you know, writing about my cancer has proven personally therapeutic. I invited Graham to share his story. As he is at the beginning of treatment, I suggested to Graham that he treat this as Installment 1. Phil ….  Read More

My Poop Sinks

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I’d stitch together the words “My Poop Sinks” in a sentence, but there you have it right in front of you in print. There is an explanation coming but first let me seed your thoughts with a birthday wish. My Birthday Wish In a few short ….  Read More

Health Update – Pancreatic Atrophy

Today I had an initial meeting with Palliative Care Team of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. I will have more so say on that in a future post once I have time to digest all the new information I got today. During today’s meeting I learned that my pancreas is shriveled and appears to be ….  Read More

Meaningful Moments to Savour

It is Saturday, August 14th 2021, and I’m relaxing at an AirBnB located on Corkums Island just outside the town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It is a grey morning with a heavy fog but charming none-the-less. It was just like this yesterday but by mid-afternoon, the sun was shinning and reflecting off the water with ….  Read More

Advice Requested

Hello my friends A number of people who follow my ramblings are encouraging me to bring my posts together as a longer story. I started that project a couple of months back and have settled on an approach where I tell my story from the perspective of a new friend Kurry. Writing as a 3rd ….  Read More

Health Update – Ring Around the Collar

The following post card arrived in the mail yesterday. It was unexpected but I was really impressed to have an artifact like this from a member of the Canadian Olympic Team and mailed from the Olympic Village in Tokyo. The Ring Story Last week my wedding band slipped off my ring finger twice without warning. ….  Read More

No Doom and Gloom in this Post

Hello my friends. Just a short note to advise you that I just posted an article about our weekend in Parrsboro to see the show Good Grief. In case you don’t know, I opened a second blog a couple of weeks ago as a place to record all my adventures. To me, they didn’t seem ….  Read More