The “R” Files

Attention to Detail Why open the door to … heartache?’ That’s what he said. My architectural photographer. Well, he’s not mine of course. He’s someone I have been corresponding with. He’s a bit wild looking, with longish black hair and turquoise-framed glasses. Indeed. Why? He lives a 55 minute commute away. ‘Why did you start … Read more

One Stupid Decision Away

There’s a saying I heard recently that goes something like this: ‘We are all just one stupid decision away from doing something that can negatively affect the rest of our lives.’ As I sat in the bank today waiting for one of the bank managers to fill out and print off all the documents needed … Read more

The Canadian Great Escape

November 11th is Remembrance Day, a day to pay our respects to all the men and women who fought for our freedom. I listened to a radio broadcast this afternoon in which Jian Ghomeshi interviewed Robert Fisk who is the Middle East war corespondent for the The Independent newspaper. He recently wrote an article, “Do … Read more

No Batteries Please!

It has been a very different experience hooking up with this man from the U.S. For one, I didn’t meet him on the internet. There was no profile to get the goods on him.  ie: fave color, pets, intentions, likes and dislikes. No, dear readers, I had nothing but a connection with his cousin, whom … Read more

Find the Cause

  “59,000 North Americans will die of breast cancer in one year.” Pink Ribbons Inc. National Film Board of Canada   I was up late the other night watching the documentary, Pink Ribbons Inc. I was shocked to learn the facts. We think we know and understand something and it is revolutionary to realize we … Read more

Embers – Tales of Romance with Adrienne

  Internet dating has made meeting people so easy and throws a single person into the dating pool filled with all kinds of interesting and not so interesting men and women all looking for someone. Times really having changed. In the past singles had to make special efforts to even be exposed to potential mates. … Read more

Grandpa’s On Facebook!

  Make no mistake, he doesn’t have all the characteristics of the men depicted on Mad Men, that hot award-winning sitcom that everyone talks about. But he is from that era and he would be damned if he would ever wear a pair of jeans. No, this man, my dad, was a shirt and tie … Read more

Shades of Summer

  I haven’t been online much lately. The dating sites that is. Too much disappointment and I’ve lost any expectation that my man is just a click away. To be honest, I’m seeing Re-Run-Ron, and he is just what his name says. We had a one year live-in relationship a couple of years ago. It … Read more

A Father’s Hands

A Father’s Hands My father’s hands did many things. He was a butcher and so his hands were nicked and scarred and very strong. His knuckles were often swollen and red, but remarkably the nails manicured and clean. I think he was quite proud of them. I remember the last couple years of his life, … Read more

Love is a Rose

Love is a Rose Meet Joe Black is a film about love and death. And it stars Brad Pitt, a heart-throb of our time. He has a chance meeting with a young woman at a coffee shop and they converse and connect. YOUNG MAN If I married you, I’d want to give you what you … Read more

Summer Memories – Picture of Paradise

For my readers, a screen saver of my summer…  Click to see. A  

Summer Memories – Old Red Barn

Let’s travel with Adrienne to her youth, when the pastime was having time. …   Old Red Barn Adrienne S Moody We loved eating berries. Choke cherries ~ little red berries with a tiny pit inside that were so sour your lips pursed together in response. No Name Berries ~ perhaps they were inedible to … Read more

Summer Memories with Adrienne

  Love to Summer I dream of the sun and warm temperatures. Sunglasses and sunscreen. Warm sand between my toes. Bobbing in the waves. Beach walking. Summer love? I would love to know the smell of summer where you grew up. How hot did it get? What did you spend those summers doing? What childhood … Read more

Adrienne’s Back From The Front

What am I doing? Vodka Boy and I have so little in common. He told me the last time I saw him, while he was chopping beans to dump into a pan on his hot plate in his motel room, that he was diabetic. Type 2. Oh, man, this guy is going to be in … Read more