Nov 30, 2020

Black Sheep of the Family

“Stress is caused by being ‘here' but wanting to be ‘there.'"

– Eckhart Tolle

Nov 21, 2020

scribbles video | 'Me, Myself & I'....Classic Costumes Results

In late October Scribbles offered up 20 costumes from past Halloweens and asked you to pick the one you like most. The costume with the most votes would earn the title of Favourite Classic Costume and we'd enter everyone who voted in a random draw, with one lucky friend winning our prize package.

That contest ended a few weeks ago and we could have simply tallied up the votes and reveal which costume and which friend were our winners. But where's the fun in that? No, this is Scribbles, where doing it the easy way, isn't our way of doing things. 

Instead, we offer you the following video. It's part contest results, part silliness and 100% entertaining. least that's what WE think it is. But we'll let you decide for yourself.


PASSAGES - Robin Had a Heart of Gold


I didn’t have the pleasure of getting to know Robin Derring the way so many others did, but I do recall every time I saw her at a function. She always gave me a warm, welcoming smile and made me feel good, like I mattered. 

If I can feel that from a simple glance and a smile, I can only imagine the immense joy and love she shared with those who knew her. 

My deepest condolences to her family, chosen family and friends.


Nov 17, 2020

JOE FRIDAY - Showing His True Colours


PETS - Tater the Cat Likes to Get High

“I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; 
my shadow does that much better.”

– Plutarch



Nov 8, 2020

PETS - Introducing Abby...

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” 

– Les Brown


    KIDS - Beaming With Pride

    “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” 

    – Albert Einstein


    Nov 7, 2020

    SCRIBBLES VIDEO - Halloween in My Neighbourhood

     Despite the pandemic, there was still plenty of Halloween fun in my neighbourhood this year. Here's a look at some of the cool, safe, socially distant ways my neighbours and other Scribbles pals enjoyed themselves. 

    Halloween's Dynamic Duo

    The only thing worse than making assumptions is to believe them.

    Halloween Goes to the Dogs (& Pussycats Too)

    “Life is inherently risky. 
    There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” 

    – Denis Waitley


    YOU - Ride On!


    Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture your heart.


    vIDEO - A Strange Bird

    As I've repeated ad nauseam, I became somewhat of a novice bird watcher this spring & summer. The fun began with a seed bell purchased at Dollarama. The birds went crazy for it and soon I found myself Googling ways to make a DIY bird feeder. Add to that a store bought feeder given to me by my neighbours, and you get an array of colourful birds to watch on a daily basis. 

    I thought I knew the names of all the critters my backyard birdie bistro attracted, but the other day I saw one I hadn't seen in the feeder before. I was able to capture a few seconds of the feeding frenzy and here it is. Maybe someone in Scribbles land will be able to identify this strange bird. 

    Nov 1, 2020

    The Bradys Bring Back Many Old Memories

    It's been almost two months since CHCH TV began airing The Brady Bunch every weekday and we've been enjoying reliving every cheesy moment of it. When The Brady Bunch first hit the air, I was a big fan. And when it went into syndication, to live on forever, I was over the moon. 

    My favourite Brady kid was Jan. I thought Eve Plumb was real groovy. I had pin-ups of Plumb from teen life magazines on my bedroom walls (walls she shared with David Cassidy & Donny Osmond). 

    I remember having my Brady Bunch notebook. In it I had written out the names and descriptions of every single episode over 5 seasons. Kinda like a wikipedia page, only handwritten and on lined paper. 

    I had two Brady Bunch albums, where they went I don't know. But when I had them, I played them a little more often than I should probably admit. LOL!

    One of the things I'm getting a kick out of, when tuning in each day to watch the Bradys, is how many times I know what the characters are going to say or do. Peter trying to act like Humphrey Bogart, and then says "pork chops & apple sauce...swell" with Bogie's mannerisms. The one where Marsha gets hit it the nose with a football and the infamous one where Peter's ball breaks "mom's favourite vase" which they repeat a few times with Bobby saying "She always says don't play ball in the house". The Brady's trip to the Grand Canyon, a three part adventure. I remember each and every one of these rare gems, and I'm so glad CHCH is airing The Brady Bunch. 

    A Real Natural

    "The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.”

    – James Oppenheim