WORLD ANIMAL DAY October 4, 2022

Today October 4, 2022 is World Animal Day or so my computer announces. Well, the animals in my life are much more enticing and life-giving than current useless hours and days sitting at a computer. I am proud of my self-given title: Mother Theresa of the Orphan Wild...
AS FOR ME AND MY CAT

AS FOR ME AND MY CAT

Meow my cat is acting strangely lately. She’s at least 20 years old because that’s the time she has lived with me here on Nanoose Bay in Lantzville on Vancouver Island. She was already an adult cat when she stopped by the kitchen door one day 20 years ago and caught a...
GOD’S IN HIS GARDEN

GOD’S IN HIS GARDEN

WRITTEN FOR PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AT ST. PHILIP’S-BY THE SEA CHURCH ON SUNDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2022 I just came into my office – reluctantly – from a gorgeous ‘summer’ day this third day of fall, possibly the warmest day we have had this past year. Off came...
BEING ROBBED

BEING ROBBED

A couple of months ago, a man called Joe came into my kitchen and took my purse containing my cards and money – credit cards from three countries, ID cards, address cards, driving license et al – and though the RCMP responded immediately, found him within an hour,...
Tabasco the Saucy Raccoon, Chapter 1

Tabasco the Saucy Raccoon, Chapter 1

You didn’t know I was a crook, did you? Well, if you listen to me reading part of the first chapter of my 20th book, TABASCO THE SAUCY RACCOON, you will hear how I smuggled one of my orphan wild animals, a raccoon I named Tabasco, on several flights across...