Category Archive for "Throwback Thursday"

Throwback Thursday – Une Dizaine D’annees, Mon Dieu!

Translation: It’s been ten years since Derek and I visited England and France. We also went to Monaco but didn’t quite make it to Italy. I’d love to spend a couple of years visiting tiny pockets of Europe. The only... Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – At Your Service

When I was a kid, I loved the poems of Robert Service. They told stories of the Yukon gold rush in a musical cadence that included lots of alliteration and rhymes. Service didn’t bother with subtleties in his most famous... Continue reading
doodle of musical notes and a set of headphones plugged into a heart

Throwback Thursday – Giving Into Temptations

Picture it: 1984. Or was it ’85. No matter. I was working as a “swing” host at all-hit-radio CKSL. Think CFTR but in London, Ontario. Swing means my shifts swung around the clock. There were a couple of overnights, an... Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – Winner’s Circle

It’s been nine long/short months since we lost our Dad to complications of Parkinson’s disease. Grief is like that. It’s fast but it’s also slow. I feel it most acutely on weekends because that’s when I’d hit the road to... Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – Def Jam

Some people have stacks of concert tickets from their teen years. I can count on one hand the number of concerts I saw when I was young. Growing up in rural Ontario, traveling to a live show wasn’t a top... Continue reading
my last motorcycle - a beautiful Yamaha V-star 1100

Throwback Thursday – Biker Buddies

We spent some time sorting stuff in the basement last weekend, after the temperature plummeted to -22C after hitting 9C the day before. Bins of papers from The World of Motorcycles Expo are stacked floor to ceiling. As suspected, not... Continue reading
Derek stands between two cactuses that are at least 30 feet high each

Throwback Thursday – Wile E. Coyote

Go looking for Saguaro Cactus in Arizona if you ever want to feel tiny and young, Continue reading
Spice in the same spot but standing and hiding his head in the hem of my dress!

Throwback Thursday – Caturdays

It’s risky. A woman of a certain age writing about her cats. Readers might throw around phrases like “cat lady” and “crazy cat lady”. But it’s a chance I’m prepared to take.  Continue reading
as the balloon inflates, I'm watching from a distance

Throwback Thursday – Up, Up and Away

On my last milestone birthday – one that ended in 0 – I wanted to jump out of a plane. My wish was to do a tandem skydive. The idea scares me to death so it seemed like a good... Continue reading
Jason Leffler wearing his race suit. He was in his mid 30s

Throwback Thursday – A Summer at the Track

The NASCAR season has just wrapped up with Martin Truex Jr. the champion. Truex’s Crew Chief is Cole Pearn, who cut his racing teeth at Delaware Speedway. His Mom Patti is a local realtor. Anyone connected to Delaware knows Cole.... Continue reading