Why I live in the Pacific Northwest

Well, this is just one of many reasons but the water attracts a variety of species to this part of the country.  Every year, the herring run attracts a wide variety of wildlife that feasts upon them.  This was shot on Denman Island which is just off the coast of Vancouver Island in early 2015.


Herring Spawn – Fillongley Beach – 2015 from Carol Hunter on Vimeo.


Life in a retirement community-golf ball Nazi

We spend our winters in a 55+ community in the Palm Springs area of California. There is a community blog site where people can exchange information, sell things, advertise specialized services etc. However it seems that retirees also like to bitch, complain, rant, threaten and say literally whatever is on their mind. I thought you might get a kick out of some of these exchanges so I am going to post a few here from time to time.

This one is about an owner who takes his duty of living on a water hazard hole very seriously. Continue reading Life in a retirement community-golf ball Nazi

Finally, a reason to never drink Bud again

I’ll be honest up front.  I’ve never much liked the taste of Bud but I’d drink it on special occasions like Super Bowl.  Why?  Because I loved their Clydesdale ads and felt that any company that featured them can’t be all bad.

But now that they are putting the Clydesdales out to pasture, I no longer feel any need to drink their brew.   Apparently they’re doing it to appeal to a younger demographic and so will be using celebs like Jay-Z to reach the younger crowd.  Somehow I think the younger generation would rather drink a good craft beer over a Bud but maybe that’s just me projecting.

My advice to the execs at Bud would be to put the hundreds of millions you spend on advertising towards making better beer.  If you build it, they will come.

Either that or keep the Clydesdales in your advertising.   Bye bye Bud. Hello, to finally enjoying good beer during Super Bowl.

Jay-Z will never bring a tear to your eye like this.