Welcome to my blog and thank you for visiting! These stories are from fifty-some years of life: challenges; choices; funny times; rants; loves; embarrassing moments; stuff that moves me or frustrates me or saddens me. There are stories from all over Canada Across Canada in Betsy (age 26) 🇨🇦, The Canadian Army I’m In the Army Now … 🔫, Military College, growing up in Ontario Mr. Laset and the Walden Games (age 10) 🥈 in a small city and on a lake in the summer at a place we call ‘the Camp’ Fun and Foibles at the Camp 🎣 (18) First jobs, adventures, heart-break The Loss of Dane (age 35) 💔, family life and funny times Trying Something New ?? (age 38) 💋. Travel in Central America with our four-year old La Cucaracha Report – Honduras 🇭🇳, Australia We’re Not in Canada Anymore…this is Oz (age 28) 🦇, India Incredible, Exotic India 🕉 and Nepal Namaste, Nepal (age 30) 🙏 and finding our current wonderful little Nova Scotian town A Simple East-Coast Life. (And more travel stories to come). Stay tuned.
I hope you enjoy reading my stories, or that they make you smile, laugh or perhaps to cry. Some sort of emotion anyway.
Names and almost all place names have been changed to safeguard privacy.
Why is it entitled PLAYIN WITH THE PLAYERS ? Well, Dad was quite a funny (and sometimes not-so-funny) character. He would often use this expression to indicate that no one was going to ‘play’ him. That he was a ‘player’ himself. He would stand there and raise his eyebrows, nodding his head with his flattened hockey-before-helmet nose and smirking say: ‘You’re playin’ with the players’. So, then, I just decided to make ‘PLAYER’ our fictional surname.
Please note that posts have not been published chronologically but I have ordered the menu by my age in that particular story.