A Dog’s Life?

As many of you already know, Ray’s separation anxiety is still an issue. This means that he goes everywhere with us, which in turn means that our options for going out for dinner are very limited.

We have a very nice restaurant that allowed Ray on their sidewalk patio (pressure from the servers was successful … they all love Ray!), but this year the patio layout changed which presented a problem. Continue reading

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“The Balloon Adventure”

“The Balloon Adventure” is another story in “The Odessa Chronicles”, and relates what happens when Jaxon, Dewey and the man-servant take a ride in a hot-air balloon. Due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, the three of them end up flying in the balloon, while the balloon owner/operator is still on the ground. Continue reading

“Forever Autumn”

I have always been a Moody Blues fan, and particularly liked Justin Hayward’s vocal and song writing contributions. I came across “Forever Autumn”  quite by accident, as it was sung by Justin Hayward on the “War of the Worlds” album (Jeff Wayne) – an excellent album to listen to, by the way, in complete darkness! Continue reading

The Jackalope (Part1)

“The Odessa Chronicles” is a book of stories which generally cover the various adventures of four “interesting” characters, one of which is Jaxon … a Jackalope!

A Jackalope is generally defined in dictionaries as “A mythical animal depicted as a hare or rabbit with horns, said to exist in parts of North America.”  How did we create him? Below is part 1 of the story in the book “The Creation of Jaxon!
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An Odessa excerpt!

Below is a small part of a story from “The Odessa Chronicles” which is now available in eBook, paperback and hardcover formats … from the Friesen Press Bookstore, Amazon, and all the usual on-line book retailers. (Click book over in right side column for more information). Continue reading