Welcome to my blog


Since I started this blog in June 2008 I've had amazing feedback. Family, friends, people from all over North America, Australia, Scotland, England, and places I can't recall, have commented, encouraged and corresponded. I had no idea when Cynthia taught me how to set this up, how much I would love posting and how many people would read it. I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has helped propel this therapeutic exercise into a daily routine. All of you, both friends and visitors, are now part of my blog family. Welcome.

Up the creek

Up the creek
From my patio

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Ahhhhhhh...


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dog Hunting








               Rica, Kristine and I went dog hunting. Kristine took these pictures. It was a fun day. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Friday, July 11, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

My Brother's Dog Fin


Wednesday, June 11, 2014









More photos from ALS walk 2014.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Walk for ALS




Thank you for all of your support. 

Monday, May 26, 2014

On the way back from my eye doctor, I stopped at the entrance to my apartment garden.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Spring



These photo were taken by my care worker, Kristine. Spring 2014.  

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

On my way to the dentist in the rain. Along the way Tess took some pictures of Spring. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014


Monday, March 24, 2014

I am hanging in there....

Monday, March 10, 2014

ALS-linked gene causes disease by changing genetic material's shape

3-D changes in DNA may lead to a genetic form of Lou Gehrig's disease
This image shows nucleolin (green) scattered throughout the nucleus (blue) in a motor neuron obtained from induced pluripotent stem cells generated from the skin biopsy of an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patient. Credit: Jiou Wang, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University.
Johns Hopkins researchers say they have found one way that a recently discovered genetic mutation might cause two nasty nervous system diseases. While the affected gene may build up toxic RNA and not make enough protein, the researchers report, the root of the problem seems to be snarls of defective genetic material created at the mutation site.

Monday, March 3, 2014


This is our writing group celebrating our 8th anniversary. It is amazing that we have stayed together 8 years. We really enjoy each others company and discussions.

Thursday, February 13, 2014


My trip to Cavalia Odysseo . Thanks to my friend Lyn I got VIP tickets and had my picture taken with some of the performers.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Update

I want to give you an update on my condition. After spending 4 days in the hospital in mid December, I have been well. On February 3 I will have a new care worker... and because change is difficult for me at the best of times... I really hope it all works out. As many of you know I enjoy the snow and I am sad to report that we have had very little. However we are very lucky on the south coast compared with back east. I am writing this on my new eye gaze. It is amazing technology and I will post more about it later. Lucky for me, I live in a vibrant city and I will enjoy whatever I can. Lady Ga Ga is on my calendar for May and I have other events planned. So life goes on for me despite ALS. I hope all is well with everyone.

Monday, January 6, 2014

This is a photo from Whistler taken by my friend Maggie.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

My eldest sister Cheryle in 1944.

Monday, November 4, 2013


This picture was taken in 1896. The little girl in front left is my Grandmother and the parents are my Great grandparents . My grandmother is 4 years old .

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

My first love


This is me when I was about 19 with my first love Sugarfoot.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Catch me if you can . 


We are so fortunate.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013



These are some of the things I enjoyed seeing at the Market last week.