Saturday, December 25, 2010

It shrunk

The right leg has shrunk from one month in a cast.
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Christmas 2010

Well it's Christmas day. Jackie has been busy preparing a feast. And we are now just relaxing for a few hours before Allan and Jacob arrive. It has been a quiet holiday for us and I think we like it that way

Thursday, December 23, 2010


I don't usually take notice of things like this but recently the Canucks where playing the Bluejackets. In the first period the game number 13 (Raffe Torres) scored the third goal at 13:13

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The foot one month later

The cast came off yesterday. I have six more weeks to go with an Aircast. At least I can walk on it now.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Encouragement from a Sister

Micah 3:8
But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord:
You are beginning a new path today.
Lavish yourself in My love.
Clothe yourself in My love.
Dwell in it, live by it, put on the love of God.
Love is the beginning of wisdom, and your path requires wisdom.
Have compassion today; let mercy go before you.
In My love Know that I am God.
I am the One who guides you;
I am the One who has called you.
Your are not too old for the task ahead, not too inexperienced, not too weak.
You are empowered.
Listen to your heart.
Tell yourself, until you truly understand:
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

Friday, December 10, 2010


We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Shopping In A Wheelchair

The day after my surgery I decided to go with my dear wife to get some groceries. I completely underestimated the effects of surgery/anesthesia. But what troubled me even more was the experience of shopping while in a wheelchair.It was a humbling hour.I asked the store to provide me with a chair/cart as I was on crutches. A staff promptly got one for me. It was a manual wheelchair with a basket built on the front. After a few minutes of use I discovered that this chair was not made by anyone who uses one. As I tried to push the wheels my arms would bump the side of the backrest resulting in a painful spot on each arm the next day. I was cut off 3 times once by a young staff member. Many of the items I tried to reach in the store I could not due to them being placed high on shelves or freezers. It was the same when I tried to get fresh meat. After all that came the check out. This store gets the client to do their own bagging. More difficulties. Now I am sure with practice I could become better at this but some things I simply could not do without help. And folks where quick to help when I asked them to. So after an hour or so I took myself to the customer service counter to return the awful chair/cart. And I decided to take a minute to relay my experience to the clerk from my new perspective. (I was humbled and have a new respect for our disabled citizens). She promptly defended the cart I was given. She even suggested that I should have been given one of there new electric ones. I was told that's why disabled people bring someone with them. To help them reach stuff. I offered that would be a good thing if the person had such a friend. Sadly as our conversation ended I realized that the store nor some of the staff had clue what some of their customers face when trying to do business there. There was simply no acknowledgment that there where areas that could use improvement. Needless to say I have acquired a new respect for what our disabled face during an average day

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Finally The Foot

The tendons that where supposed to be attached to the 5th where popped off with a bit of bone but finally it has been repaired. This took our modern medical system 4.5 years to accomplish. I am told it went well and now I wait a month to see how it heals and then an air cast for another two weeks then we get the rehab

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

HTC Desire

My dear wife helped me make the switch to a smart phone. I choose the above mentioned device and I must say I am quite amazed. Android has come a very long way since 1.6. This unit is running 2.2 Froyo and it is sweet

Monday, November 08, 2010

Sent from a friend

Being grateful for what we have today doesn't mean we have to have that forever. It means we acknowledge that what we have today is what we're supposed to have today. There is enough . . . And all we need will come to us.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. . . It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
True gratitude, like true love, must find expression in acts, not words.

Author unknown to me

Saturday, November 06, 2010

I like it

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
- Douglas Adams

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Mint Linux 10 code name "Julia"

Hiking to Pemby Launch


We found the road too greasy so we hiked the last 200 meters to launch. This is yours truly making his way to the top only to be denied because it was too strong.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall Flying


Tim and Pavol getting some air over Little Dome
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I Wonder Why

It seems that I am posting less and less as the years go by. And I wonder why? To busy? to tired? to bored?. Well I'm not bored so it must be a little of the other two. Life as I know it has been a bit over the top this fall. And the summer was not what i expected but hey is it ever? Lord this seems less like my home with each passing year. 52 and so much more to do.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Delta Dave

I lost a good friend a few days back. He was a fellow paraglider pilot. We flew many times together. I had known him for several years and come to like him a lot. He left us all with a lot of questions. Some we may never know. You where loved Dave. Sadly I'm not sure he ever understood that.
Rest in Peace Dave

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Next Up Kindersley

We are relaxing and winding down or visit with Mom & Ralph. We head to a small town in Saskatchewan called Kindersley in the morning. On the go again.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Mom & Ralph's Home


Rivers is a nice little town.
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Just Before The Storm


Lots of crazy weather here in Rivers. Shot this from the car window just before the rain hit.
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This Is Bob


We met a great cat while touring Chapman Museum near Rivers Manitoba. This is one cool cat.
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Friday, July 09, 2010

Holidays are a coming

I'm off work the first two weeks of August.... Ya.....

Getting High

Flying has been good the last few days. Topping out over 8000 ft. But still not going XC.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

El Nido Del Condor


We gathered for the second annual Fly in at Willie & Sigrig's in Clearwater B.C. during the last week-end of June and had fun. Here is photo from launch with Sigrid in the forground and brother Derek in the air
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Time Flies

Wow July arrives already. This Spring/summer has been a busy/rainy one. It's Sunday morning and I am looking at the overcast skies and not feeling like doing too much. Listening to a little Among Thorns It's nice to be home with Jackie and not have much to do. But I understand that time has a way of filling it self. And so here we go...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Found on the black board where I work

If I could see me through your eyes..
I could see me without my lies.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Great Quote

The power of hiding ourselves from one another is mercifully given, for men are wild beasts, and would devour one another but for this protection.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Word Smith

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'Canada' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'

Author Unknown

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Isadora Is Awesome

Mint Linux 9 has arrived. Code named Isadora. This is a very nice desktop Linux. A couple tweaks and wow!

Things that make me think

Christianity started in Palestine as a fellowship; it moved to Greece and became a philosophy; it moved to Italy and became an institution; it moved to Europe and became a culture; it came to America and became an enterprise.”

Author unknown to me

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Eloquently Put

In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die
Where you invest your love, you invest your life'

Taken from "Awake My Soul" by Mumford and Sons

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Isadora Has Arrived

I have had a couple of days to check out the newest Linux Mint code name "Isadora" and while this is a RC and not final it is good. The only thing I have done is add the Awn dock and a few bits of software. It is very fast and very clean.

Sunday, May 02, 2010


This a picture of the protien that holds us together. It is called a Laminin. This is one more wonderful way that my God speaks to me on my journey of discovery. Check this post out to really understand where I am going here.
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Funny Stuff

Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening.
- Barbara Tober

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Well our Executive Director is stepping down after 10 years. The board has been looking for his replacement and soon enough we will be under new leadership. I cannot even begin to say how much I have leaned and grown under the leadership Tim Larose has provided. He has been a great mentor and a unique example of God's Grace in motion. Bless you Tim where ever you go and what ever you do. You are and will always be my friend! I treasure the past and look forward to what comes next.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

It's Official

It would seem that both my parents are now online. How cool is that.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I Don't Get It

I have tried now several times to watch a Quentin Tarantino movie..... I don't get it. They are really bad films. I have never watched a complete movie as I just get repulsed and bored.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Winter Flying

This winter has been mild and short. We have been able to drive up to Little Dome all winter and yesterday was the first time I flew in lift. What a great feeling.

Sweet Sundays

Well I thought I was going flying today but the inversion holding akk this fog and cloud will not give up. The Olympics are in full swing and all is quiet in the house. I am planning to visit my old friend Lyle Peel tonight. He has started a new gathering place for the faithful and I am looking forward to some time of worship with him.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Granville Island Market

Oh my there was such an array of amazing food
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Downtown Vancouver

We took a little trip to Vancouver and saw the sights. I caught this shot somewhere downtown
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Valentines Day

Wow here we are. A quiet day. Yesterday was my sisters Bday and today my grandson. Jackie and I are going to dinner. I'm blessed beyond measure.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

An Interesting Thought

“Humility is the God-given self-assurance that eliminates the need to prove to others the worth of who you are, and the rightness of what you do.”