Just Thinking

Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2018|Just Thinking|

We usually slip down to the Capilano Suspension Bridge at least once over the holidays, but it's either been too wet or too busy, until this evening. The area seemed relatively sane this evening, so we went with a hunch that the bridge might be equally sane; it's New Year's Eve and most people are [...]

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|

Update: March 12, 2019 It's a year since I posted the information below, and the project across the street at 3730 Edgemont Blvd still hasn't been completed. They have had one mistake after another and the latest one is a doozie. They didn't dig the sanitary line deep enough or to the required grade to [...]

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 [...]