Honouring William

80 years ago yesterday…’twas a significant event indeed! With honour and respect to Bill Bobbitt… William has been a significant part of my life now for forty-four years. An interesting number in that I was born in ‘44 – perhaps symbiotic, more likely a mathematical coincidence. We met rather accidentally or at least innocently. I […]

The Epistle of Q – Chapter Forty-Five (Part I)

When will I leave this trip? While I am not yet back in BC, this will be it for this chapter in my life!! This morning I will leave the boys to finish their hockey week and I will meander back westward, unlikely to even check my website! Yesterday the hockey practices began — one […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Forty-Five (Part G)

Why am I now in Minnesota? Since the last post, several people have asked me why I’m driving the boys across the USA! It’s a good question and deserves a good answer. What’s even better is that I will make the answer relatively short today. The boys are involved in another hockey tournament, this time […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Forty-Five (Part E)

How far have we gone at hockey camp? Well we’ve now completed 2/3’s of the camp. Judging by the comments of the three boys themselves, it has been more than a success. They are learning several new skills each day and being reinforced in many others. Moreover they are finding the entire program well structured […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Forty-Five (Part D)

And what is the first day at Hockey School like? I don’t know. I have never attended. But Sunday seemed to be a great kick-off day for my Grandsons. Each is in a different program so they are getting varied insights into how the entire school is run. There are a number of things that […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Forty-Five (Part B)

Still wondering what I’m doing to entertain three energetic teen-age grandsons? Well Friday we took some time away from the big bike trek and just Brendan and I did a mini-tour — up to the water plant and the dam nearest our place on Penticton Creek — then down to Forestbrook and back. We covered […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Forty-Five (Part A)

What do you do with three energetic teen-age grandsons for two weeks? That has been the challenge since Tuesday. In fact, that is why I’ve been noticeably absent from writing for the past little while as I actually tried to plan for this event!! These are my American grandsons, born in Chicago in the very […]