Just Thinking

If you have never met Gizmo….

December 8th, 2018|Just Thinking|

2010 This is Gizmo. He actually has probably 60 or more names that we call him, many of them are a touch derogatory and so I won’t use them here. Everyone who meets him thinks he’s an absolute sweetheart, and he can be, when he chooses to be. Gizmo had a bit of an adventure [...]

Unsuitable Clothing

October 30th, 2018|Just Thinking|

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” ~ Alfred Wainwright, A Coast to Coast Walk In the 70s, Alfred Wainwright wrote a book documenting a path across England, from "Coast to Coast", as it were. The Coast to Coast Walk, devised by Wainwright himself, stretches across 190 miles from St Bees [...]

Loki: Oct 1, 2006 – Oct 3, 2018

October 3rd, 2018|Just Thinking|

You were a shooting star whose fire burned out too soon. You loved every human you ever encountered. You fought a hard battle for over three years, against a mystery ailment that was never fully identified. You had the best medical team, with specialists in three countries trying to solve your puzzle, and that gave [...]

Missing Milo

September 18th, 2018|Just Thinking|

I’ve been thinking a lot lately, and not writing anything. I try to write, and then I give up. I want to write about all the wonderful memories of Milo, but then I just become sad. Pets leave paw prints all over your heart, and you don't realize they are there until your lap is [...]

Milo: Feb 1, 2004 – July 4, 2018

July 4th, 2018|Just Thinking|

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” ― Helen Keller RIP little baby bear, you are already missed so much. You came to us a year and a half old, having lived in a cage your whole life to that point. You were half the weight you should have [...]

Repost: Wild Salmon’s Dismal Outlook

May 5th, 2018|Just Thinking|

It's nice to occasionally encounter a more balanced article on the reality of wild and farmed salmon. I don't think it will be too terribly long before salmon fishing in BC, at least in some areas, will be completely closed. The commercial fishery for some species, in some regions, is completely unsustainable and the life [...]

Buyer Beware

March 23rd, 2018|Just Thinking|

It's like the construction crew knew I was taking a couple of days off to concentrate on catching up on marking. This is not defamation. This is not written with any intent or malice towards the project developer or the contractors. This is simply a somewhat incomplete accounting of the construction of a set of [...]

2017 – Hit the Eject Button

December 30th, 2017|Just Thinking|

Year’s end. It’s that time again. Some years I hate the end of the year, other years I’m happy to look back over it. This year seems to fall in the former category rather than the latter. It’s not that anything particularly bad happened in my life this year, in fact I’d say that life [...]

Merry Christmas

December 24th, 2017|Just Thinking|

Our neighbourhood becomes parking chaos at this time of year; we live two blocks away from the Capilano Suspension Bridge and they put on one heck of an amazing light display in the forest and on the bridge across the river. People come from all across the Lower Mainland to see it. And even though [...]