Relationships

Travels with Dad

From my first memory, dad was a strong, virile and handsome man. He had married my mother shortly after World War 2. They both served in the war with my mother a WAC in Great Britain and my dad a jaunty sailor in the Canadian Navy. He served on a minesweeper during the war. My mother was a few years older, but they had a good life together and provided a stable upbringing for my sister and I. The story…

  • Thai Basil

    On a recent trip to Vancouver in January, I sought to get together with a long-time friend. I have known this man for close to 40 years and think of him as a brother. We have experienced many adventures together,…

  • Woody Cross

    On March 27, 2017 the world became a little less friendly and enjoyable. A good man and friend, Woody Cross, passed away from a horrible disease, cancer. He had struggled with this illness for a couple of years. His struggles…

  • Justice

    It seems there is a general interest in lifestyles of those perpetrating criminal acts and those that society designates to respond to these acts. I have completed three articles on my experiences in the jails and Community Corrections. These articles received the…

  • The Rock

    Rugged and striking, Newfoundland could literally kick your butt. For two weeks I had my butt kicked around most of this amazing island and much of Labrador. Three middle aged men were intent on circumnavigating Newfoundland and Labrador in an…

  • A Journey

    RunOnRon has been very quiet for many months largely due to the journey we have embarked upon. We are beginning to see a bit of the light at the end of the tunnel....hopefully. The next three posts will explain what…

  • Ten Years

    This is a tribute to my son, Linden Jared Allen, who passed away from a very aggressive brain tumor on May 31st, ten years ago. Our son was the happy result of my second wife and myself. He was born into a…

  • A Father’s Daughter

    Tierra sat across the table from the older man in a small Mexican hotel bar. Colorful blue and green bottles of liquor lined the mirrored wall. The ocean lapped on the beach a few meters from their feet. Tierra, an…

  • Good Grief!!

    I'm not sure if I would call grief good but it is a factor of our lives that we all experience. We have all suffered a loss in our lives….some, many!! We are reaching that age when a close family member has…

  • Bad Boys

    There was a thunderous clamour that ejected me from my comfortable serenity. Such noise usually meant a conflict was in progress between two of my charges who were trying to beat each other into submission. Sprinting from the office, I…

  • Christmas

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. Well, that’s not quite true. My sister and I were in bed pretending to sleep while my parents were scurrying around…