Archive for 'Memories'

Yesterday – 30 year anniversary of Mt. St. Helens Eruption.

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Do you remember? I sure do. Yea, I was six – but I totally remember. I was living on the island, (Dayman Island BC Canada) and we were in the process of building our new house. To do this, we moved the original house – put it up on logs, – and lived in it […]

Growing-up Islander.

Imagine waking up in the morning, as a young child, and having 24 acres as your playground. Imagine taking a small 16 foot boat to school everyday. In fact imagine that the only way to get anywhere is that boat – to neighbours, groceries, friends, extended family – all a boat ride away. Imagine it’s […]


I have been thinking allot lately about the people in my life that I have loved and lost. How love, and life is such a precious and precarious thing, that can be taken away – in an instant. You can watch family members die for years, or have friends snuffed out in a tragic accident, […]

My life was an island

PART I I grew up on Dayman Island BC Canada. It is a small island located in Stuart channel just across the water from Chemainus, beside Thetis Island and Hudson Island. That is 1