January 20, 2023 Power Outage

It was another day in a winter paradise. We were on our way to go for first tracks when everything stopped. I was opening the garage door and it stopped. My honey was coming out the door when the lights stopped working.  It all just came to a crashing halt. The power was out. Little did we know that the power would be out all day. We thought just another minor inconvenience. For my wife and me, it was just Read more…

January 12, 2023 Happy Birthday

To My Daughter; Seventeen years. Seventeen years are gone in an instant. They have been wonderful years. You have changed so much and yet remain my little girl. You will always be my little girl even when you are grown up and left the nest. January 12, 2023, you turned seventeen years old. Holy wow, what a beautiful, strange trip it’s been. And it has only just begun.  I look forward to many more birthdays and graduations, more celebrations. But Read more…

January 9, 2023 Through The Abyss To Powder Heaven

Barrman and Big Boarder looked into the abyss. At least it seemed like an abyss. All they could see was white. The only other thing they could see was each other. They were at the top of the mountain and the sky touched the ground. It was white and it was surreal. They felt a sense of vertigo as they stood listening to the sound of the T-bar spinning behind them. They could make out shapes and figures and they Read more…

January 7, 2023 Paradise

Barrman and Kaydee woke up and began their day at their mountain home. They hoped to look outside and see a fresh layer of snow. Barrman poured himself a coffee and Baileys and Kaydee went to the window.  She looked out outside and smiled, “a small dusting of snow. It’s better than nothing.” “Fresh turns on snow let’s go, go, go.” Barrman buzzed around the condo. He felt the excitement build. Fresh snow was better than no snow. It didn’t Read more…

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Escape from Syria pt1

Mahdi thought back to the day he escaped Syria in the fall of 2014.  Mahdi held on for dear life as the van roared down the highway. Farron drove like a man possessed. He glanced at Karim and saw the grin on his face. He’s actually enjoying this. Thought Mahdi. He watched road signs pass and saw them head toward an exit off the highway. The sign read “Gaziantep 120km” Ahead he saw an armoured vehicle next to the road. Read more…

January 3, 2023

Here comes the Kraken. No, not some strange sea monster. Something stranger ye t; a new covid variant. Yes, they are now naming Omicron Covid after a mythical sea creature. I guess XBB1.5 wasn’t enough to scare everyone anymore. So the media announced another variant. the Kraken. Yet the Kraken isn’t sending people to the hospital, it isn’t killing anyone. So why do they continue to spread the word about the latest covid variants? Don’t they realize almost everyone is Read more…

January 1, 2023 A New Year

It was a new year, a new month, a new week and a new day. Everything was still much the same as it was twenty-four hours before. Regardless, it was a good reason to look back at what the previous twelve months have been like. We used that time to reflect on all that happened in the last fifty-two weeks.  What a crazy 365 days it has been. And it was also a great excuse for a party. With less Read more…

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