Hope-Princeton Highway Postcard

August 12, 2018 § Leave a comment

Found this old postcard from 1962.

On the back it reads,


“An effective warning at the site of an extensive burned area which contrasts sharply with the magnificent British Columbia forests elsewhere along the highway.”

Considering this months massive number of forest fires in the province, I’m lead to believe that the warning wasn’t very effective.


Saturday Night Jazz Haiku

March 8, 2018 § Leave a comment

“Let’s dance.” I asked her

Knowing full well the answer.

No harm in trying.


Surprise! She said, “Yes.”

We stumble to the dance floor

Got to Love playing.


Later she told me

Like a refugee come home

Right away, she knew!


Saturdays we go

To talk, hear jazz and slow dance

Till sleep brings us home.


* In case you’re wondering, that is Juliette Binoche dancing with Johnny Depp in image #3. And the song “Got to Love” is a title track from Laila Biali’s latest jazz album.  “Let’s Dance,” “Refugee,” and “We Go” are also song titles from the album found in the haikus.

A Jazz Valentines

February 14, 2018 § Leave a comment

“As Time Goes By”

I think about

“All the Things You Are”



“’S wonderful! ‘S marvelous”


There’s no one

“Exactly Like You”

You are

“Somethin’ Else”

“The Birth of Cool”


“Till There Was You”

I was, “Kind of Blue”

But now

“The Very Thought Of You”

Makes me say

“What A Wonderful World”

Autumn Run

February 1, 2018 § Leave a comment

Under the fall sky

Running, I forget myself

Spinning like a leaf.

Happy New Year! 2018

January 1, 2018 § Leave a comment

Ocean Haiku II

September 18, 2017 § Leave a comment

Summer wine but gone

September winds filling sails

Fall coming on fast

Ocean Haiku

September 17, 2017 § Leave a comment

Whitecaps scent the beach

The gull’s call drowned by the surf

Sea spray on my hand

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