This website serves two purposes; one, it is a diary of sorts of my life and, two, it is just in case my children, who abandoned me years ago, or my five grandkids, ever want to know about my life. 

For all too many years now I’ve moved to various countries searching for a lower cost of living and that elusive dream of finding happiness. I’ve made a lot of costly mistakes along the way and I admit to them on the site. 

I hope you enjoy the read. Maybe you’ll even learn from my mistakes. Feel free to comment on anything, although I do reserve the right to remove any personal attacks like those I’ve had on Facebook. 

My only regret is that despite having maintained this site for over fifteen years I wish that the technology had been around much earlier in my life, like back in those early days before my marriage and when getting married changed my life forever. 

Back before I lost my Mum and Dad they had a huge box full of mostly black and white photos of my childhood, a box that disappeared after my mother passed away. I would have loved to have been able to scan all those wonderful photos so they would have been preserved. 

Even in my own life back then we rarely took photos. I did have one of those early Kodak flashcube cameras but we didn’t have smart phones capable of taking photos and video so easily. I don’t have photos of my marriage, my kids, the people I worked with, the birth of my son or daughter, or all the sports they both played in. It would be so great to have video of my son’s incredible hockey talent. 

No photos of the various places I lived early in life of of all the houses I renovated over the years. No photos of the many trips around Ontario and the States of all the hockey tournaments we went to. No photos of the time we went to Expo 86 or our trip around BC to places like the Columbia Icefields or Jasper. So many good times that are just distant memories now. 

I have always enjoyed writing, no doubt too much, but one thing that has surprised and disappointed me is that rarely does anyone comment on anything on my site. I have expressed many opinions on a multitude of subjects, some that I figured people would maybe disagree with, but I have been wrong. I wish with all my heart that people, like the many friends I have made in BC, Panama, Ecuador and, most recently, Mexico, would share their thoughts. 

I don’t even know if after I’m gone will my kids and grandkids ever be curious about their father and grandfather to ever look at this site? I always try to maintain my hosting of the site in advance so that it’s there if they want to know. Hopefully I can find someone who will let them know about the site after I’m gone.