I didn't think any event in my life would ever be more inspiring than becoming a
father. Then I became a grandfather. Seeing my family grow gave me an incredible
feeling of accomplishment and a new found vitality. They are my reason.
There's a lot of world out there. You don't realize it until you get out and see
it. Retirement has been great for that - I have the freedom to camp in the Okanogan,
ski in Fernie and spend the summer with my grandkids in Toronto. Every trip is one
It seems so long ago now. When we both promised, "...in sickness and in health",
I know we both hoped for the latter. I do everything I can to keep it that way -
exercise, check-ups, the whole-nine. I wear my reason on my left hand.
Fishing has been a huge part of my life since I was a kid. Every Sunday me and a
couple of my buddies head out to our spot and spend the day casting. We have a few
laughs, share few memories and, if we're lucky, catch a new fish. That's my reason.
When I first saw my granddaughter, I thought, "I have so much to teach her, so much
experience to pass on." Little did I know she would be the one teaching me. Every
time I see her I rediscover the simple joys of youth, energy and curiosity. She's
I'm no scratch golfer. Not sure I'd enjoy it as much if I took it that seriously.
I just like spending some time outside, staying active and getting away from everything
for a couple hours. The sound of a tee shot on a sunny moring. That's my reason.
There's nothing quite like watching your daughter walk across the stage and into
a whole new stage of life. Sharing and celebrating that experience with her was
one of the proudest moments of my life. She's my reason.
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