A major undertaking . . .

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  It’s a long way to Saskatoon getting closer the view from up here Okay, it’s pretty sad when the biggest part of the hike is the running around the house trying to find where you last hid your hiking … Continued

Bird brains

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  Waxwings over Tranquille It was bugging me. Really bugging me. My friend, Doug Butler had seen a flock of waxwings out at Tranquille and said there must have 2,000 or so in the flock. I saw the same flock … Continued

When we were young and foolish

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  Lippy the moose – the one on the left – and young Frank Although my official birthplace is listed as the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, I’ve always considered Wells Gray Provincial Park as my real birthplace; it is … Continued

Now let’s try this

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“Cowboys and Indians” by Mark Francis Sorry, just a test of the system. I am trying to see what I can or can not accomplish in terms of programming with this blog. Right now I am trying to see what … Continued

My apologies

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Screen shot of Mark Francis’ new website -created by Frank Ritcey, Cafe Productions I’ve been reading back through my posts and I realize a shocking truth. I haven’t done anything really stupid lately. No broken bones. No frantic search parties. … Continued

At long last – I hope

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“Before all the fuss” click on the photo to see full size I am composing this post in two parts. Right now I am writing a short introduction to the two websites that I hope will be fully functional by … Continued

Happy birthday to me!

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Oops I did it again. I missed out on a number of posts but all for very good reasons. I’ve been burning the candles at both ends and in the middle it seems and have not taken the time to … Continued

An eagle eye

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I pried myself away from the computer for a couple of hours this morning and it was well worth the effort. My wife and I made our way across to the North Shore and joined up with mom and dad … Continued

Goodnight Irene!

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Okay, this post is nothing about the old Leadbelly Classic but instead is just what came to me when I was looking at yesterday’s post. It is also a saying that my mother’s family would use to explain the hopelessness … Continued

Good morning world

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Okay, I’ve got a good coffee buzz going and I’m chilling out to some classic Johnny Cash, the coding is going along well and I’ve just prepared and enjoyed a continental breakfast with my good wife. The sun is starting … Continued