CHRISTMAS 2017

Greetings and Best Wishes… At this time last year we were moving into our new home — Christmas was somewhat akin to a plethora of boxes that one really didn’t want to open…However, it was a good festive season with invites to friends’ homes that were delightfully decorated for the season… Skiing got underway on […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Sixty

What possibly could be the most interesting question as we reach the 60th Chapter of this journey? Well, how about a visit to the Emergency section of the Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH)? Now that sounds interesting….I’m not going to dwell a great deal on this visit but I will let you in on a couple […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Fifty-Nine

How does the Okanagan get everyone ready for the Christmas season? Well it all depends on what your preference is? Let me briefly relate two recent incidents that make living here a culturally enjoyable experience, on par with PEI. Thursday evening I attended a rendition of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. This is an interesting […]

December 8th

What makes this day special? Well, a number of things, but for my Mother and I — well it’s the day in 1944 that she had her first child — a war baby, no less!! There is no need to do a longitudinal history from that point, in part because I only vaguely remember the […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Fifty-Eight

What, another comment about music? Yes, but I’ll be brief. Sunday afternoon the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra put on their Winter Concert. In one word: excellent. My only complaint — once again, while we can get 3,000 out to take in a Junior hockey league game we can’t get 300 out to take in perhaps […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Fifty-Seven

What spirit moves within us at those moments of intrepid introspection? If you do not have faith, or believe not in powers beyond yourself you can quit reading this Chapter. It is not for the sure of foot or the certain of mind (in order words, this will not be read by our current Governor […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Fifty-Six (D)

What’s it like flying home these days? First of all, I am becoming more particular (some might say persnickety or downright ornery) but I am finding that business class is almost a necessity. The seat and legroom room in economy is almost non-existent!! Anyway, after ST’s early family Christmas dinner on Monday, I re-packed and […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Fifty-Six (C)

And there’s more? Of course…Grey Cup lasts from before Thursday through to Sunday night (and in some cases, beyond!!) Saturday was another busy day, although the appearance of rain somewhat mitigated an improvement in temperature on the positive side of freezing. It was “team walk-through” practice day. I was there at the stadium a bit […]