“Write the stories of the mountains you have climbed. They may become a page in someone else’s survival handbook.”
This blog is ninety-nine percent memoir made up of personal essays and anecdotes. If you wish to contact me, my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org .
What you can expect to find here are a variety of stories about many things: challenges; choices; funny occurrences; rants; loves; embarrassing moments; stuff that moves, frustrates or saddens me. There are stories from all over Canada, The Canadian Army; Military College; growing up on a lake in the summer at a place we call the Camp. First jobs, adventures, heart-break, family life and even mental illness. Travel in Central America with our then four-year old, Australia adventures, India and trekking in Nepal. There are currently (Sep 2021) about ninety stories on this blog.
The stories are listed in the decade to which they pertain, for example ‘the 80s’ as well as some other category for example: ‘I’m In the Army Now’; Mental Illness or Funny or ‘Those were the Days my Friend’.
A word about photos on this blog:
Some are my very own. Some of the best are from my eldest sister and a few are from friends. The header photo of the daisies is from my sister Eva. She says:
‘I am happy to share this picture that was taken in 2004. There was a never seen before, and never since, daisy showing that year. All the open land spaces were filled with daisies. They covered the fields like a white, shimmering blanket. Here is a shot that came from that time.’