April 9

April 9, 2020 More good news to break the day.  Our esteemed leader tells us that we could be looking at summer before we flatten the curve, and not until a vaccine to return to normal, maybe a year to 18 months.  Meanwhile here in Kelowna we have only heard of the 16 cases at Bylands Nursery.  They don’t tell us how many cases are actually around us, how many people actually have it, because they can’t test everyone.  Doctors Read more…

April 8

April 8, 2020 Dreams, strange and haunting dreams plague my night; dreams of social distances and dreams of Calgary.  I often dream about my original hometown.  I spent thirty six years in the city by the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains.  I often say I escaped Calgary to live in the wonderful Okanagan Valley, but a piece of my heart still belongs to city on the Bow River.  Flashes of my dreams stick in my head as I awake Read more…

April 7

April 7, 2020 Each day is starting to meld together.  I am working in the morning on the computer, in the yard in the afternoon.  Today the lawn was ready for a haircut, so am I, but the only thing getting cut is the grass. My awesome teenager is headed back to her mom’s today and I have mixed feelings.  Relief in the pressure being off to entertain her, educate and appease her.  I feel sadness because I will miss Read more…

April 6

April 6, 2020 Big White seems like a distant memory now, Only Three weeks since the amazing season we were having, was cut short.  A virus that began in China in December has now invaded the world and changed everyone’s life.   The exodus from the mountain was sudden and complete; today it feels a world away. I get up early and jump on my motor cycle to deliver some paperwork downtown.  Another bonus of the shut down; traffic is light.  Read more…

Out on the streets

Out on the streets I’m lonely into your heart I crawl. You weren’t the only one for me that’s all. Into the night I am seeking into your heart I fall no time, no peeking. listen for the call Falling into your eyes Falling into your soul I awake and realize Love is out of control listen can’t you hear it call Out on the streets I’m hungry Into your soul I crawl you are the only One for me Read more…

sailors delight

Dusk sets upon our world the sun beams light the clouds reflections and red skies illuminate in flame the sky above A dragon breathes fire upon the misty clouds around it red colour lights the sky trails of cloud alight above the world a bright glow reflects the mountain the lake the world only moments in time the glow dims the dragon flies away as darkness grows the beauty ends and begins anew tomorrow will come the red sky will Read more…

Blind at birth

Warm moisture surrounds me safe and secure in my little home I feel movement No I don’t want to leave i like it here I’m safe I’m warm I’m comfortable I’m moving? A cool breeze caresses my scalp Now my face openness Strange air and motion surround me Where am I No longer in my safe home I can’t see I don’t hear Strange smells waft through my nostrils It feels so long since I’ve been home I want to Read more…

April 5

April 5, 2020 Another Sunday, feels like there has been a lot of Sundays lately. Motivation comes in spurts, things to do, but its Sunday, and I want it to be a day of rest.  Yet I feel like I have already rested enough these past few weeks. Motivation for a teenager is the ability to see her friend and go to Dairy Queen.  Arriving at DQ we get in line at the drive-through.  Walking through the drive-through is allowed Read more…

Alone

Into the cavernous hole I descend. Back at work producing energy, I’m home? Deeper into the earth I go. Grim faces sweat, strong arms work. Another day has begun. Suddenly from the depths, a rumble rushes forth. Overhead the earth sh ke a     s I run nowhere to hide! The earth will soon entrap me. Hours have past, days maybe? Time a frozen entity. As consciousness returns Horror envelopes my mind I’m trapped Alone utterly Alone Rock and dust Read more…

Eastward Bound

Here I lie among many bodies, beaten and dying. We travel east into our ever nearing doom The wretched looks of despair, pervades this place. Our lifespan shrinks away like the receding plains of my distant home. Trapped in this living death, there’s no escape, no hope to taste freedom once again. The scent of freshness awakens my outer senses. A breath of air returns me to consciousness. Nazi soldiers enter our prison car disposing of the dead. Their blank Read more…