Category Archives: I’m Just Sayin’…

Enjoying Mt. Hood


A recent trip to Oregon proved to be relaxing, energetic and adventurous. The relaxing part was enjoying the view from Mt. Hood. It was also an adventurous time too, as I attempted the frog pose, the one difficult balancing yoga pose I know, on several rocks at an altitude of over 7000 feet. My friend took pictures of me in various states and I particularly liked this one, which looks like I’m facing down a steep embankment. I forgot how quiet nature could be since even in the quietest moments in the city, you still can hear or feel a […]

2012 UN Year of Cooperatives


  Earlier on March 26, 2012 I was finally approved of using the UN logo in support of 2012 designated as the International Year of Cooperatives. I will be writing a few articles on in cooperatives I find interesting. Stay tuned for more…

A Model of a Gillnetter


A model of a gillnetter The model boat is quite an authentic replication of a gillnetter.  I took this photo while at the Maritime Festival in Steveston, in Richmond, BC.  I did a minor edit to the photo, adding the name “Princess Naomi” to the boat as it really reminded me of my Dad’s boat.  It’s about as close as one will get to seeing what my Dad’s boat looked like.  When he dry docked the boat, it was very much like this photo, put up on blocks.  Where it differs is that no one would drop their balances while […]

Recommendations for the week


I love coffee. I love coffee even more since I found out about a local organic coffee roaster, Hazelmere Organic Coffees.  Who’s that? Well, talk to Laurie at Hazelmere Organic Coffees. She’s one of the friendliest, engaging vendors you’ll meet at a number of local farmer’s markets in and around Vancouver. The spring/summer farmer’s market season will soon be upon us, so look her up at her site, http://hazelmereorganiccoffees.com or find her on any number of lists of farmer’s markets at http://www.eatlocal.org/. My personal favourite is Midnight Cubano. On a totally different note, do you need junk removal? The best […]

It’s My Birthday, So Here Are My Thank You Notes


Thank you Jimmy Fallon. This format is not unique to me in that I’m copying Jimmy Fallon’s Friday shows where he ‘writes’ his Thank You Notes. Thank you for not getting on my case for not writing everyday in April. I didn’t quite do well with my target of trying to write everyday for the month of April in honour of Parkinson’s Awareness Month. I really respect my friend and fellow blogger Nicole Van Damme that much more! She’s continued to write for 80 days straight on her quest to write for one full year on her challenge of “Attracting […]